Attorney Mooradian's client, a long-time resident of the United States, recently received citizenship at the Lawrence Field Office of USCIS. His client came with questions about a misrepresentation allegation on his immigration record from many years ago. Mooradian conducted a FOIA request and reviewed the entire alien file to determine what, if any, effect the misrepresentation might have on naturalization. Knowing that naturalization requires a finding of good moral character, whereas permanent resident status is issued as a matter of discretion, it could not be assumed that the misrepresentation would have no impact whatsoever.
Mooradian reviewed the record and found that inadmissibility had been waived, and thus this issue cured, by a previous USCIS officer. Mooradian made note of the mirepresentation on the N-400 to avoid any allegations that his client was misrepresenting the incident further. The officer understood the previous officer's actions had cured the question, and naturalization was granted. The client was sworn in as a United States Citizen the same morning of the interview, and he now enjoys the benefits of a U.S. Citizen.
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he client was able to pass the English and Civics test with ease. Mooradian had explained all complicating factors in writing, and the agency agreed with the submitted explanations regarding police citations and the civil service registration requirements.
Mooradian's client, a young man and father from Africa, recently received his green card based on his marriage to a United States Citizen. The client was concerned about the interview process because a previous spouse had filed a petition for him several years prior to this marital petition, and that petition was denied.
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