On May 5, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new U.S. citizenship application that is 21 pages long, doubling the length of this application. According to USCIS officials, this new longer N-400 form:
- Contains more questions related to U.S. national security issues
- Includes new bar coding features
- Will help reduce human error in processing applications
- Ideally, will facilitate the application process.
However, some immigrant advocate groups have become very concerned that the longer, more involved citizenship application may simply create another barrier towards citizenship for the immigrant population.