Palmdale, CA asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for California

Q: Can citizenship be revoked for felony?

Person detained for some grand theft charges. He had a falling out with a client. They had come to an agreement and both signed a settlement. 6 months later a warrant was put out. It has now been over a year. He did not know of the charges or the warrant. He had not been served, did not receive calls, or any letters. He had gone to mexico for about 2 weeks for family matters and when he was crossing back they detained him on the warrant that he had no knowledge of. He has been a citizen for over 20 years and immigration officers are threatening revoke his citizenship and deport him. He can not afford a lawyer. Is it possible to lose citizenship.

1 Lawyer Answer
Shaun Khojayan
Shaun Khojayan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles , CA
  • Licensed in California

A: One can only have their citizenship revoked if there was any fraud in the application process when applying for the U.S. citizenship including not disclosing any crimes at the time. It is a complex question as to what qualifies to revoke someone's citizenship. The lawyer you hire would need more information as to his case to better respond to your question but that is generally the rule.

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