USCIS Attacking Green Cards at Naturalization Interviews

USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) in the process of reviewing N400, Naturalization petitions for U.S. citizenship and is now looking at reviewing old applications for lawful permanent residence to determining if green cards were granted improperly. Our immigration lawyers take a close look at each applicant for naturalization to make sure they will not have issues at their interviews. In addition, we almost always have an immigration attorney present at any USCIS interview.

USCIS has always reviewed N-400 applications through fingerprinting the applicant and conducting a careful interview of their immigration history and history of arrests and convictions. However, now under an administration focused on deportations and removals, USCIS are reviewing old applications for permanent residents to determine if they were granted permanent residence through fraud, mistake and misrepresentation or despite not being a person of good moral character.

If USCIS discovers fraud or arrests that were not disclosed previously or if there was a mistake in granting someone their residency, ICE could place that applicant for US citizenship into deportation proceedings and they could face removal in immigration court.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a USCIS team in Los Angeles has been reviewing more than 2,500 naturalization files for possible denaturalization, focusing on identity fraud and willful misrepresentation. More than 100 cases have been referred to the Department of Justice for possible action.

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