Two articles about Losing U.S. Citizenship

Under Trump, the rare act of denaturalizing U.S. citizens on the rise

By BRITTNY MEJIA

Los Angeles Times

A United States Citizenship and Immigration Services team in Los Angeles has been reviewing more than 2,500 naturalization files for possible denaturalization, focusing on identity fraud and willful misrepresentation. 

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DENATURALIZE THIS

by Julissa Arce, Crooked Media


Under the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is devoting $207.6 million to hire 300 dedicated investigators to look for cases of citizenship and green card fraud.


All of these resources will be expended toward the end of denaturalizing U.S. citizens who have already undergone massive inspection, paid fees, and sworn before God that they are Americans.


From 1990 through 2017, the U.S government only pursued an average of 11 denaturalization cases each year.


Since Trump became president his anti-immigrant army has decided to proactively lend significant resources to seek out candidates for denaturalization, and has referred more than 100 cases to the Department of Justice for review with thousands more in the pipeline.


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