Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Should I report someone directly to immigration for the citizenship fraud or hire an attorney to that for me?

If you lied or concealed relevant facts in order to obtain U.S. citizenship, your citizenship could be revoked. This is called illegally procuring citizenship.

I know of an individual who has obtained the US citizenship just the way described above. I would like this person to get denaturalized.

I just don't want them reported direly to the immigration at this point. please tell me what are my options. should I retain a lawyer for this?

1 Lawyer Answer

Paul E. Tennison

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN

A: You may consult with an attorney to discuss. Citizens have the right to report suspected criminal behavior to law enforcement and allow law enforcement to investigate. I am unaware of any law that would require you to report that individual at this time, so such a decision of whether and how to report to law enforcement is likely your personal choice. An attorney could help you determine who the appropriate law enforcement agency is to contact and could write a letter on your behalf that would accomplish this if the attorney agrees to do that.

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