19 Mar Why are Naturalization Applications denied?
By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano
There are a number of grounds upon which you can be denied on your naturalization application. Usually, submitting an application will allow USCIS to review your application to obtain your green card and your entire file.
The USCIS will verify if your married is in good faith by the time you get your green card. If you get your green card through petition by a relative, USCIS will verify whether your relationship with the petitioner is good at the time you get your green card. This happen when a spouse petition an alien but at the time the green card was issued they were no longer married. USCIS will also verify if your petition was based on unmarried status at the time of issuance of green card but actually you are already married when the green card is issued. If the USCIS found out that the green card was issued in error, they can confiscate your green card and send you to removal proceedings.
The USCIS will also verify whether you have done something that will make you removable for the U.S. Green card holders are subject to the grounds of deportability found in Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.). For instance, you can become deportable for having committed certain crimes or immigration violations, engaged in subversive or terrorist activities, or even failed to advise USCIS of your change of address within ten days of moving. If you happen to have spent six months or more outside the United States and then returned, you were also subject to the grounds of inadmissibility upon your return, which cover not only various crimes and violations, but the issue of whether you have become a public charge (received need-based government assistance) or developed certain physical or mental disorders that present a threat to the public or yourself.
If, during your application for citizenship, USCIS notices that you have become removable or were inadmissible upon entry to the U.S., it can place you into removal proceedings and you may lose your green card.
Note: This is not a legal advice.
- For the week ending March 2, 2018, we received three Adjustment of Status, one Application to Remove Condition on Residence and one Renewal of Green Card approvals.
- For the week ending February 9, 2018, we received approvals of one I-485, one N-400, one I-90 and one I-751.
- On January 12, 2018, we received an approval of immigrant visa at the U.S. Consulate Manila for an alien who applied for I-601-A as one who entered as a seaman.
- On January 10, 2018, we received an approval form USCIS of a self petition for abused spouse based on same sex marriage.
- On January 3, 2018, we received an approval from the Immigration Court for a waiver of misrepresentation for a client who was charged with misrepresentation in marriage;
- On December 15, 2017, we received an approval from USCIS for an adjustment of status for same sex marriage for an applicant who entered without inspection but has Sec. 245 (i).
- On November 16, 2017, we received an approval from Immigration Court for a waiver of misrepresentation for entering as single daughter of U.S. citizen but actually married.
- On October 25, 2017, we received an approval of I-485 adjustment of status for our client who has a DUI but has proof that he has cleared his record.
- On October 20, 2017, we received an approval of naturalization for a client who was granted a waiver of misrepresentation in Immigration Court.
- On October 16, 2017, we received from USCIS an approval for an adjustment of status for same sex marriage, after two scheduled interviews.
- On October 9, 2017, we received an approval from USCIS for adjustment of status for a client who entered as a seaman but has Sec. 245 (i) eligibility.
- On October 2, 2017, we received an approval of adjustment of status from USCIS for a client who entered without inspection but has Sec. 245(i).
- For the week ending September 15, 2017, we received three Immigrant Visa Approvals in U.S. Embassy Manila for three applicants who entered as seaman under the Provisional Waiver Program.
If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.
Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. He specializes in immigration law and personal injury. For free consultation email or call (email@example.com / 1-877-456-9266)