In 1994, Congress established an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for applicants
with disabilities, creating access to citizenship for people who previously had none. Subsequent administrative guidance restricted eligibility for the waiver.
On June 21, 2021 ILRC joined with dozens of organizations submitting a comment to USCIS regarding changes to the N-648 naturalization disability waiver form. The comment also advocates for reversal of harmful restrictions to waiver eligibility and overly burdensome changes to the form that were enacted in 2018 and 2019.