Flood of US citizenship applications increases wait times, anxiety

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Flood of US citizenship applications increases wait times, anxiety

LOS ANGELES, CA | April 17, 2018
The newest U.S. citizens raise their right hands and take an oath during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 17, 2018. Over 7,100 people from over 100 different countries were naturalized today - 32 percent were from Mexico. (Melissa Lyttle for Reveal)

LOS ANGELES, CA | April 17, 2018 The newest U.S. citizens raise their right hands and take an oath during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 17, 2018. Over 7,100 people from over 100 different countries were naturalized today - 32 percent were from Mexico. (Melissa Lyttle for Reveal)

Melissa Lyttle for Reveal

LOS ANGELES, CA | April 17, 2018 The newest U.S. citizens raise their right hands and take an oath during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 17, 2018. Over 7,100 people from over 100 different countries were naturalized today - 32 percent were from Mexico. (Melissa Lyttle for Reveal)

Melissa Lyttle for Reveal

Melissa Lyttle for Reveal

LOS ANGELES, CA | April 17, 2018 The newest U.S. citizens raise their right hands and take an oath during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 17, 2018. Over 7,100 people from over 100 different countries were naturalized today - 32 percent were from Mexico. (Melissa Lyttle for Reveal)

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This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org