Fast citizenship for armed forces

On 10/09/08, President Bush signed into law the Military Personnel Citizenship Processing Act (S. 2840). It was introduced by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and requires USCIS to process and issue a citizenship decision within six months of receiving an application from current or former members of the armed forces, or their surviving dependents. If a decision is not made within that time frame, USCIS is required to explain the delay and provide a new decision target date.

The law also establishes processing deadlines and creates FBI inside USCIS.