A total of 239,180 US permanent residents applied for US citizenship between January 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2020, data from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows.
Over the same period, 189,620 applications for naturalization were approved, while 27,973 were denied.
There were 700,885 naturalization applications (N-400) pending adjudication by March 31st.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, USCIS halted interviews and oath ceremonies as well as other immigration services for a period of two and a half months beginning March 18th. USCIS began reopening offices to the public for interviews, oath ceremonies and other in-person services on June 4th.