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If you are applying for citizenship with a lawyer & are denied citizenship will you be deported?

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My dad is applying for US citizenship. He is married to my mom & has 3 kids; 18, 16, and 8. If he is denied citizenship will he be deported? Please help! I'm very worried!

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  1. If USCIS denies an application for naturalization, then that is simply what it is - denial of the application to become a US Citizen. Depending on the reason for the denial, USCIS could take the further step of placing the person in removal proceedings, and assert that the person should lose his/her permanent resident status. But again, denial of citizenship is not the same thing as loss of permanent resident status. You should consult with a lawyer about the situation.

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  2. Depends on the reasons for the denial and whether or not he has any defenses against deportation and is successful in mounting them.

    The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has stated that "Many courts have recognized that 'our immigration statutory framework is notoriously complex'" and that it is "ever changing"

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through

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  3. It depends on the reason for denial. If he just cannot pass the test: it is not a big deal and he will still be in permanent resident status. If he has an aggravated felony conviction, he should have never applied for citizenship in the first place... (those are examples).

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  4. Impossible to provide a meaningful answer without knowing all the facts behind that much feared possibility of denial. Usually, when USCIS denies an N-400 application, it stops there and does not affect one's green card status, UNLESS USCIS discovers that either:
    1. "Material" fraud was committed in obtaining the green card status and that the applicant had no legal right to a green card, OR
    2. The applicant has been convicted of a deportable offense or crime since obtaining his green card. Best to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer before filing the N-400.

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