They’ve very skilfully arranged that hundreds of thousands of citizenship applications filed last summer won’t be approved in time for the new citizens to vote. Remeber, this crew makes no actual distinction between campaigning and governing: everything is geared toward winning the next election.
Fortunately, Congress isn’t helpless on this one. Stick some extra funding on the next appropriation thorough, and put a deadline of 1 year on all applications: unless DHS gives a specific reason by that time why the application should be rejected or held for further investigation, it’s automatically accepted. (Note that immigration fraud is grounds for revocation of citizenship, so a false citizenship award isn’t irrevocable.)
Footnote Of course, none of the loudmouth politicians making such a fuss about “illegal” immigration are going to lift a finger to help legal immigrants become citizens.