Hoffman Estates, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Can they deport me?

I had my citizenship interview yesterday and they told me that they will email me the answer. I came here through my wife. She is a citizen. We got married about 13 years ago. But is been 4 years we don’t live together and we don’t have kids. I already have a girlfriend and I’m living with her. Can they refuse my citizenship? Can they deport me if they find out that I don’t live with my wife anymore?

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Hector E. Quiroga

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A: It depends. How long have you been a resident? If you applied for citizenship more than 5 years after becoming a resident, then no. If it was less than 3, then possibly, because in order to be able to apply for citizenship based on marriage to a USC after three years you have to show that you were married to and living with that person for at least 3 years prior to applying.

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