However, the federal judge agreed with Mr. K. that there was no evidence that he had supported terrorism, but still found that Mr. K. did not prove he was eligible for citizenship, and USCIS’s denial was upheld. USCIS successfully used its guilt by association tactics to prevent Mr. K. from obtaining U.S. citizenship with his first application.
CLCMA restarted Mr. K.’s quest to become a citizen in November 2019 by filing a new application for naturalization. This application has been pending for nearly two years without a USCIS interview. Since this case is now outside of the current USCIS processing time and CLCMA has exhausted all administrative efforts to resolve this delay, we are set to seek federal court intervention through a Writ of Mandamus. The federal court action is to force USCIS to provide Mr. K. with the required opportunity to present himself before USCIS to review his application. USCIS’s discriminatory actions have kept Mr. K. from visiting his family in Pakistan for over a decade. It is beyond time for USCIS to approve his application for U.S. citizenship to allow him to be together with his wife and children here where he has lived for over 15 years.