I'm a permanent resident and I mistakenly registered to vote during federal elections last year at my school when a volunteer persuaded me to. I did not vote. When I found out it was a crime a few days ago, I called the county and they removed me from the polls. The voter registration card from the county states that I checked the "Are you a US citizen question". But I had no idea I did that because I didn't read the form when I signed it. If I apply for citizenship and state this and get denied, will I be placed in removal proceedings? I have a clean record, not even a parking ticket, came here at age 15 with my parents through lottery and now I'm twenty years old. My fear is not getting denied but being placed in removal proceedings.
No removal proceedings, but will affect your citizenship. You will need a lawyer.
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You have a serious problem. I would consult with an attorney before you naturalize in the future.
This could be a huge problem.
Get a copy of your registration card and the computer print-out (or whatever record they have) of you 'un-registering'.
Talk to a lawyer ... immediately. No amount of being 'good' over-rides a false claim to US citizenship.
There are a few, very few, loopholes to this horribly strict law.
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I am sorry you find yourself in this predicament, which unfortunately can have serious consequences for citizenship purposes. I urge you to consult with an immigration attorney fast. Please visit www.aila.org.
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You absolutely need to contact an immigration attorney who can advise you of the potential consequences of a filing a naturalization application in these circumstances.
Most definitely. Retain a counsel.
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This is not something you should attempt to do on your own - there may be serious legal consequences and not worth the risk. You will need to retain an experienced immigration attorney.
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Contact an experience attorney. The question will be" to apply" or "not to apply".
Yes this may result in a serious issue for you. Retain legal assistance and obtain certified copies of your registration and withdrawal of the registration.
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