In 2021, the highest rate of naturalization of US citizenship in the last ten years. This surpassed the record achieved by the Trump administration.
This came after a lull following the pandemic, office closures and service disruptions.
According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, about 855,000 people were naturalized during the fiscal year ended September 30, compared to 625,400 in fiscal 2020.
After tackling financial problems related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the agency was able to expedite naturalization.
It is worth noting that the Biden administration had previously planned an unprecedented effort to reward immigrants eligible for obtaining US citizenship, according to a then-USCIS official.
These efforts are the result of one of the first decrees by President Joe Biden, in which federal agencies called for “supportive strategies that promote inclusion, inclusion and citizenship.”
New US citizens have arrived from 10 countries: Cameroon, China, El Salvador, Ghana, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Poland and Vietnam.
The naturalization record was reached in 2008, when over a million people became US citizens, the increase was driven by upcoming fee increases and efforts to reward eligible applicants for Applying for citizenship.