Guess these folks were too good at registering new citizens.
And what was the change? Instead of giving the citizens-to-be their registration cards before the ceremony, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decided the papers must be withheld until afterwards -- and then the new citizens should be rushed out of the building.
Before the policy was changed, the new citizens were shown a video about how to fill out the cards and used the down time during the ceremony to get it done.
Citizenship and Immigration Services has come up with two explanations for its restrictive policy change. First they said they were responding to a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security that required the new procedure. Local employees said there had been "a memo" from Washington. They also claimed logistical problems because the venue for the swearing in has to accommodate three ceremonies a day.
Perhaps what really worries someone is this:
New citizen voters do change the electorate.