A group of immigrants who filed for naturalization several years ago is now suing the U.S. government for unreasonable application delays. According to the American Immigration Council, which represents the group of immigrants suing the government, the applications were sent to a storage facility at the beginning of the pandemic and have not been retrieved by the government since. For their cases to be processed, the government must recover their applications from the National Records Center that operates in a limestone cave in the Kansas City area. As a result, the American Immigration Council is asking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the National Archives to retrieve their files and prioritize their applications to move forward with their case in time for the November elections.