Early this year, the Justice Department created an official section called the Denaturalization Section. This policy was created to take away U.S. citizenship from naturalized immigrants. The Denaturalization Section leaves U.S. citizens who went through the naturalization process in a vulnerable state. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain more about what the Denaturalization Section is and how it can affect you.
Common Reasons for Denaturalization
The Justice Department created the Denaturalization Section to get rid of terrorists, war criminals, sex offenders, other fraudsters, or immigrants who obtained citizenship illegally. However, many people fear that the Denaturalization Section will be used against immigrants who haven’t committed a serious crime.
Withheld Information or Illegally Obtained Citizenship
Denaturalization can affect individuals who got their citizenship despite not meeting the legal criteria for naturalization. It doesn’t matter if the person obtained their citizenship because of deception or misrepresentation. If the government finds that an individual deceived them during the naturalization process or the interview, their citizenship can also get revoked.
If the government doesn’t find that you meet the following criteria before getting your citizenship, your citizenship can get revoked:
Had legal permanent resident status before getting citizenship
Good moral character
Continuous physical presence in the United States
Attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution
If a person is criminally convicted for naturalization fraud, they could be impacted by naturalization. They can also be affected if they are charged with a serious federal crime. The denaturalization process would deport the individual back to their country of origin.
Experienced Dallas Immigration Attorneys
If your citizenship is jeopardized because of the new denaturalization section, you still have rights that protect you. Our team at Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law has helped many families and individuals with their immigration cases. Our attorneys solely focus on immigration cases, so we have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you obtain the best possible results for your case.
If you or your loved one were affected by denaturalization, contact our Dallas immigration attorneys today to schedule a consultation!