Bosnians Become Citizens after Suing

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Tuesday, June 26 2007 Jun 26, 2007 Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:37:09 PM CDT June 26, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - About 35 Bosnians are enjoying their first days as U.S. citizens after they sued in St. Louis over the matter. The group had filed a federal lawsuit in St. Louis in March. They claimed the government was unlawfully delaying their applications to become citizens. The Bosnians became citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Harris-Stowe State College on Friday. Their case was dismissed in court the same day. Lawyers representing the Bosnians said the refugees had gotten the relief they'd been seeking. The group had said disabilities should excuse them from taking the citizenship test in English. The disabilities ranged from war-related post-traumatic stress disorder to medical conditions, such as stroke.

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