It is not quite normal. Make your friend to go for infopass appointment at his local USCIS office to inquire about the case status. If it doesn't work, retain an immigration attorney for Mandamus complaint option.
No, that is not "normal." By law USCIS has 90 days after the last interview during which to render a decision on the application for naturalization. Your friend should schedule an Infopass appointment to inquire about the status of the case, but I wouldn't be holding my breath about getting a meaningful answer. If this is an otherwise approvable case, then a Mandamus action in federal court should be contemplated. Schedule a consultation with a local immigration lawyer to investigate this further.
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You should speak with an immigration lawyer immediately. As my colleagues have already astutely pointed out, you will likely need to apply for Mandamus relief. Schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
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No, it is not normal. Consult with an Immigration Attorney for assistance.
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I agree with my colleagues. The first step could be an infopass appointment. But it is best to consult with an immigration attorney about the delay. Criminal offenses can delay the process.
Normal is relative. It shouldn't happen, but does all the time. An infopass appointment is not going to help. They won't give any information and it will not get the case moving. Meet with a lawyer. There could be a reason for the delay that needs to be addressed. If not, a lawyer can push the case through contacts with supervisors or through litigation in federal court b