We have a client. He is Muslim. He is from India. He applied for citizenship on August 20, 2012. He was fingerprinted, but USCIS never scheduled him for an interview.
So he waited. And waited. And waited.
He visited USCIS from time to time and they told him that they were waiting for the results of his background check. He called the USCIS 1-800 number. And he waited some more.
On August 12, 2015, he hired us to sue USCIS to compel them to act on his case. We filed suit that same day. We brought USCIS a copy of the lawsuit the next day. USCIS finally interviewed our Muslim Indian client on August 25, 2015. He was approved on the spot.
So this kind man went from waiting for three years for USCIS to decide his case to an approved naturalization applicant. In less than two weeks after hiring us. Certainly, every lawsuit case does not resolve this quickly, but it is amazing what happens when USCIS gets called out in federal court for their delays.