Q: How can I find out if my green card was canceld after my naturalization was denied?
A: The denial of a naturalization application in and of itself does not result in the cancellation of one's permanent resident status. Often, in the adjudication of a naturalization application USCIS may learn of issues that make one deportable but that do not implicate that the permanent resident status was procured originally either mistakenly or fraudulently. In such situations, USCIS may, but may not, choose to place the person in removal proceedings to have an Immigration Judge decide the deportability issue. Sometimes, if USCIS discovers a mistaken grant of permanent resident status within 5 years of the individual having acquired that status, the agency can engage in administrative revocation proceedings without placing the person in removal proceedings (in order to strip the person of their status). More details are needed in order to offer an opinion as to your specific situation. If you wish to see whether you were ever placed in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge, you can check here by inputting your alien number: https://acis.eoir.justice.gov/en/ Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. Many offer online video consultations.
You can ascertain the status of your green card by contacting the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) directly, either through their customer service hotline or by making an appointment with a local USCIS field office. You may also access your case status online through the USCIS website by entering your case number. It's essential to consult with an immigration attorney to understand the specific circumstances of your case, as denial of naturalization does not necessarily lead to the cancellation of a green card.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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