Federal Agencies Revoke First Naturalized Citizenship, of Indian American Man

In a first-of-its-kind case the US has revoked the American citizenship of an Indian native who authorities said acquired it by fraud

In 2017, the Justice Department filed 25 civil denaturalization cases, according to a department spokesman.

A New Jersey man has been stripped of his USA citizenship after a federal judge ruled that he had failed to disclose a previous deportation order on his naturalization application.

The Justice Department said it was the first denaturalization under Operation Janus, a long-running Department of Homeland Security initiative against fraudulent immigration.

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In an announcement on January 9, the Department of Justice said in a memo that Baljinder Singh, also known as Davinder Singh, is no longer a naturalized US citizen after the government learned that he may not have gained citizenship lawfully. A federal judge in New Jersey last Friday revoked his naturalisation, which meant he was no longer a citizen of the U.S. but just a lawful permanent resident with a Green Card. Some people involved in those cases may have sought to get around criminal records or background checks during the naturalization process, the Justice Department said.

"The defendant exploited our immigration system and unlawfully secured the ultimate immigration benefit of naturalization, which undermines both the nation's security and our lawful immigration system, " Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readler of the Justice Department's Civil Division said Tuesday in a statement announcing the judge's ruling. Operation Janus was launched in 2010.

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The U.S. immigration agency plans to refer about 1,600 additional cases under Operation Janus for possible denaturalization.

In its complaint against Singh, filed in U.S. District Court in Newark in September, the Justice Department alleged that Singh had been ordered deported in 1992 after he first arrived in the United States on a flight from Hong Kong.

He then dodged a subsequent court hearing, ordering him to be deported in January 1992 but a month later he filed for asylum under the name Baljinder Singh, which he then abandoned after getting married to his American wife in 2006, automatically becoming a naturalized citizen.

Under U.S. law, naturalization can be revoked only if it was obtained fraudulently. Singh has been residing in Carteret, New Jersey.

Singh has been now reverted to a green card status, which could potentially mean he might face deportation in the near future, as per reports.

Singh is accused of illegal procurement of naturalization by not being lawfully admitted for permanent residence, illegal procurement of naturalization due to lack of good moral characters, and procurement of USA citizenship with concealment of a material fact or willful misrepresentation, it said (see India-West article here).

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