The USCIS has recently introduced a new policy designed to shorten the wait time for in-person N-400 (naturalization) and I-485 (permanent residency) interviews by scheduling them outside a person’s natural geographic area. The information we have been provided is that interviews could be scheduled as far away as a 3 hour drive. From the initial feedback we have had from clients, most are willing to travel in order to have their case processed more quickly. A person will have the right to reject the new location and return to the regular queue. Here is the USCIS announcement.