By Catherine Rampell
The Washington Post
May 14, 2020
She assembled paperwork and got a top-flight immigration lawyer. She answered civics questions about the Federalist Papers. She completed her final interview last July. She was congratulated, fingerprinted and told she’d soon be scheduled to publicly swear an oath of allegiance to the United States.
“When they told me that, I sat and cried,” Akinpelu said.
The ceremony was scheduled for March 20. But when she showed up at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, a security guard turned her away.