Citizenship of thousands of naturalized Americans at risk

| Aug 16, 2018 | US Immigration Law |

There are many Miami residents who are from another country. Many of them have gone through the citizenship process and are naturalized residents. But, it appears that the federal government is reviewing thousands of naturalization cases to check for fraud.

The citizenship applications of more than 2,500 individuals are under review by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The organization has said that around 100 of the 2,500 that have been reviewed are under suspicion and have been referred to the Department of Justice for legal proceedings. This review is happening because of the Trump Administration’s focus on investigating whether people have committed fraud during the citizenship process or have committed a crime before they were naturalized and did not report them. The Department of Homeland Security is also launching a major initiative involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to look for possible green card fraud.

With all of the investigations underway in the Miami area and across the United States, immigrants may feel like they are under attack. An attorney who specializes in immigration can help their client with their immigration needs. An attorney understands how important it is for their client to remain in the United States and will work tirelessly to make sure their client’s needs are met. They can defend their client in front of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal courts. They understand their client’s fears and advocate tirelessly for their clients.

It can seem like immigrants in the U.S. are under constant scrutiny and investigation. These immigrants have legal rights and an attorney can help make sure they are protected.