Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trump Administration to Commence Denaturalization Campaign?

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As Kit Johnson blogged yesterday (Just Sad), the bad news in immigration keeps coming.  While the world yesterday was focused on the US/North Korea summit, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna told The Associated Press in an interview that his agency is hiring several dozen lawyers and immigration officers to review cases of immigrants who were ordered deported and are suspected of using fake identities to later get green cards and citizenship through naturalization.

Cissna said the cases would be referred to the Department of Justice, whose attorneys could then seek to remove the immigrants’ citizenship in civil court proceedings. In some cases, government attorneys could bring criminal charges related to fraud.

Until now, the agency has pursued cases as they arose but not through a coordinated effort, Cissna said. He said he hopes the agency’s new office in Los Angeles will be running by next year but added that investigating and referring cases for prosecution will likely take longer.

KJ

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2018/06/trump-administration-to-commence-denaturalization-campaign.html

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