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Wed Jul 4, 2018, 09:42 PM

USCIS is Starting a Denaturalization Task Force...

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is creating a new task force. Its goal: to examine what they say are bad naturalization cases, according to Director L. Francis Cissna’s June announcement.

As a result, the organization expects to hire dozens of lawyers and immigration officers in the coming weeks to find U.S. citizens they say should not have been naturalized, to revoke their citizenship, and then eventually deport them.

Ur Jaddou, a former chief council for the USCIS, now the director of the immigrant advocacy group DHS Watch, and an immigration law professor at Washington College of Law at American University explains this development.

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https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/uscis-starting-denaturalization-task-force/

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mbusby Jul 2018 OP
Leghorn21 Jul 2018 #1
dhol82 Jul 2018 #2
sdfernando Jul 2018 #4
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 #3
snowy owl Jul 2018 #5
MBS Jul 2018 #6
lagomorph777 Jul 2018 #7

Response to mbusby (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 09:56 PM

1. I just saw this in a tweet, m, and said NO FUCKIN WAY - it's actually "old news", but sure didn't

get any play when it was announced in June:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it.

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.

https://apnews.com/1da389a535684a5f9d0da74081c242f3/APNewsBreak:-US-launches-bid-to-find-citizenship-cheaters

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Response to mbusby (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 10:07 PM

2. Well, shit!

I became a naturalized citizen in 1964. Does that mean they can deport me back to the displaced persons camp where I was born?
What a bunch of idiots.
Frankly, I would consider being deported back to Germany to not be too bad.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 11:30 PM

4. I know what you mean

1961 for me. Will they deport me to Germany where I was born?.....on 2nd thought that don’t sound so bad!

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Response to mbusby (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2018, 10:42 PM

3. unsettling

I think such cases would be extremely rare and maybe even difficult to prove in court. There are extensive screenings for people to obtain green cards and the citizenship. Not to mention that many countries do not allow dual citizenship meaning those people had renounced their prior citizenship. I find it highly unlikely that criminals would want to go through extensive background check to get naturalized, it is absurd. I understand the case of nazis, who legally changed their names. Maybe some people escaping abuse have to change their names as well, or through witness protection. Can a person born in the US be stripped of citizneship? If naturalized citizens can, then those born here could also be subject to this with a suitable SC court ruling and reinterpretation of US constitution (e.g., parents must be citizens which they are not in case of anchor babies) - this may potentially include millions of latinos. There must be some sort of statue of limitation because even those who commited tax fraud get a free pass after 3 years I beleive.

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Response to mbusby (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 06:50 AM

5. Do we have laws or is it open season for presidents to do whatever they please?

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Response to mbusby (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 07:33 AM

6. Infuriating.

Just the fact that they consider this a "problem" worth the urgent attention of a "task force," is infuriating – and deeply disturbing.

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Response to mbusby (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2018, 02:11 PM

7. Start with Melanoma Trump

There are some irregularities in her immigration history.

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