On February 26, the DOJ announced the creation of an official section focused on taking away citizenship from naturalized citizens who allegedly obtained citizenship illegally.
Previous administrations had only focused on revoking citizenship from people who were convicted of terrorism, war crimes, human rights violations or sexual offenses. Denaturalization was a very rarely used mechanism until now.
The Trump administration had already been giving extra scrutiny to new citizenship applications and now with the creation of this new section, likely will be giving previous applications similar scrutiny in an attempt to take away citizenship from naturalized immigrants. This is the latest step in Trump’s ongoing attacks on immigrants and may have serious consequences for those who thought they were protected from deportation and other potential consequences of not being a United States citizen.
If you or someone you know wants to apply to become a citizen or has concerns about their citizenship call us now to set up an appointment to discuss your options.
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Effective March 25, 2020, in response to “Stay at Home” orders Joseph & Hall PC is closed to the public and is now conducting nearly all of its operations remotely during the COVID-19 health crisis through April 18th.
We continue to have a limited number of staff in our office to perform basic operations such as assembling and filing petitions, receiving and distributing mail and issuing checks. We are grateful to be in a business that is conducive to remote work and for all of your patience and support. Our lawyers and paralegals are here to answer the array of questions that continue to arise daily and will keep you informed during these rapidly changing times. We will hold telephonic or video meetings rather than in-person meetings. These meetings can be done by SKYPE or Zoom Conference call so that you can continue to interact with your legal team, face-to-face.
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