January 17, 2018

ABA Legal Fact Check examines U.S. citizenship and naturalization issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 — Naturalization and U.S. citizenship issues continue to pop up in the news, as headlines the past few weeks suggest the Department of Justice is cracking down on fraud in the naturalization process. As you prepare stories related to these matters, a new ABA Legal Fact Check item posted today might be helpful in better understanding whether and when citizenship can be revoked.

The item examines background and Supreme Court cases protecting those born in the U.S. from losing their citizenship as well as exploring when the government can strip a naturalized citizen of his or her status.

ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to swirling and sometimes confusing legal questions. The URL for the site is www.abalegalfactcheck.com. Follow us on twitter @ABAFactCheck.

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