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Teen Arrived Too Early For Citizenship, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (January 9, 2017, 4:02 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit has apologetically held that a man from Lebanon who entered the U.S. as a teenager less than a month before his father was not eligible for naturalization because his entry was technically not lawful.

In the Friday opinion, the court said Kamal Turfah’s 1995 arrival 24 days before his father goes against the definition of a child “accompanying or following to join” a parent to receive derivative visa status, even though the U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services erred in admitting Turfah upon his arrival....
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Case Information

Case Title

Kamal Turfah v. US Citizenship & Immigration, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2899 Other Statutes

Date Filed

March 7, 2016

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