Starting Today (9/12/18), Legal Immigrants Face New Hurdles to Citizenship

9/12/18 Set to take effect today, new changes to U.S. immigration policies appear likely to block increasing numbers of legal immigrants from potential citizenship by ratcheting up penalties for mistakes on applications and then accelerating the process for deportation, according to immigration experts.
The new policy language ” written specifically to trigger on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 ” gives broad authority to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service administrators to deny a legal immigrant’s application for a green card or citizenship over simple clerical errors.