A Lawyer from an Immigration Law Firm in NYC Tells about the Reason behind the N-400 Forms Denialby Michael Wildes (Wildes and Weinberg P.C)
It is the dream of every green card holder to become a proud United States citizen. The citizenship brings itself a world full of opportunities that are not normally enjoyed by a legal permanent resident. Numerous law firms in the city of New York provide immigration assistance to green card holders in their application process. The application needs to be free from any errors as it may result in its rejection. With assistance from an immigration law firm NYC lawyer, a legal permanent resident can apply for citizenship through N-400 form. However, it is not important that all forms are accepted by the immigration authorities, as in some cases these forms can be denied.
In the section below, an immigration law firm NYC lawyer discusses the reasons due to which N-400 form can be rejected –
1. It can be rejected on grounds of merit – Many green card holders who have applied for their United States citizenship can have their N-400 denied on grounds of merit. The immigration authority reviews the entire file of the individual when this form is submitted. If, while reviewing, it is found that the applicant has violated the conditions of his/her green card then he/she can be denied citizenship and can be stripped off with the green card. This can be applicable in cases where the applicant has the married status but has gained entry on grounds like being an unmarried child of a green card holder.
2. Any action that calls for removal – The federal immigration law can result in deportation of green card holders in case the situation arises. Green card holders can be deported under the section 237 of Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.). Deportation may arise due to conditions in which the green card holder has been involved in terrorist activities, certain crimes, immigration violations and the lack of intimidating the immigration authorities within ten days of changing the address. In other cases, a green card holder can be refused admission within the United States if he/she has spent more than six months outside the United States. Deportation may also happen if the immigrant has developed a mental/physical disease that can pose fear to the society.
3. The basic eligibility criterion is not met – In many cases, the lack of meeting the basic eligibility criteria may result in the denial of the N-400 form. The basic criteria includes a minimum age of 18 years at the time of application, a green card status, a stay of minimum of three months in a US state, can pass a US history test and well versed with English language. If any of these criterions is not met then it will automatically result in the denial of the application.