10 Muslim Men File Lawsuits After Citzenship Denied

Miami

Ten Muslim men have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the government has violated their civil rights by denying them U.S. citizenship.

The men, who are legal permanent residents, allege in the lawsuit filed Thursday that the government has denied them citizenship for up to two years even though they have passed every test and interview.

They claim the government has discriminated against them based on their gender and religious beliefs. Some of their wives applied for citizenship at the same time they did and have been approved.

The men are natives of Syria, Morocco, Jordan, Pakistan and Egypt, said Chuck Roth, an attorney with the Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center.

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