When Citizenship Is Denied Due To Unauthorized Employment

Law360, New York (June 20, 2016, 1:23 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit recently issued a decision regarding a naturalization (citizenship) denial in Al-Saadoon v. Holder.[1] The court of appeals upheld the lower court’s finding that Farok Abdulmajid Hamod’s 2007 U.S. naturalization (citizenship) application was correctly denied, based on Hamod’s acceptance of unauthorized employment prior to adjusting to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status (green card).[2]

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer adjudicating Hamod’s naturalization application noticed the unauthorized Islamic Cultural Community Center employment in Hamod’s application form, where the applicant is required to list employment for the past five years.[3] Hamod indicated that he had worked for the ICCC from...

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