I've had my permanent green card since June 2004- 6 years. Last month I interviewed for citizenship and was denied because my ex-wife who sponsered me divorced me 36 days before our interview took place, I was unaware of this. The letter I received from the immigration office states that my green card was given to me in error because we were legally divorced, therefore my citizenship application has been denied. They did not charge me with fraud, which my lawyer was worried about. However, what is going to happen to my green card? Will they take it away from me? Will I be able to renew it in 2014? Should I have my wife file petition for me for a new green card in case they try to take it away or in case I can't renew it? Thank you
In order to become US citizens and enjoy the benefits that citizenship grants, immigrants must go through the naturalization process.
by attorney Thomas Esparza