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Naturalized citizens can sometimes be denaturalized

People who are using the United States' family-based immigration program to come to the country need to ensure they are doing everything in accordance with the law. Failing to do this can lead to considerable troubles that can be far-reaching.

If you choose to pursue the path to citizenship, you should continue with the truthful approach. Even if you are naturalized, there is a chance that your citizenship could be revoked if you aren't completely honest, as well as in a few other situations. Knowing these ahead of time may help you avoid doing anything that is going to put your ability to remain in the country at risk.

If you refuse to testify before Congress about specific acts, you might be targeted for denaturalization. When you become a citizen, there is a 10-year period after during which you must testify when asked in order to keep your citizenship. Once that time frame expires, you aren't in danger of facing this penalty if you refuse to testify.

If you decide to become a member of the military, you need to ensure that you aren't discharged with a dishonorable status within five years of enlistment. You also can't join any subversive organizations during the five-year period of becoming a naturalized citizen.

The government must go through a court procedure in order to have a person denaturalized. Once filed, you will have 60 days to respond. It is imperative that you use this time wisely. You might opt to hire an attorney to represent your interests. While it is possible for you to represent yourself, this might not be a good idea due to the complexities of immigration laws.

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