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SCOTUS Reverses Court on Denaturalization

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a decision in Maslenjak v. United States, rejecting an argument by the Trump Administration that a person can be denaturalized based on a false statement made during the naturalization process, regardless of its materiality. Rather, the court held that if a person is naturalized, and is later found to have made a false statement in the application for U.S. citizenship, this can only result in the person being denaturalized if “the false statement so altered the naturalization process as to have influenced an award of citizenship.”


Maslenjak v. United States (full decision)