December 19, 2011 – Citizen of Ethiopia received her naturalization after USCIS alleged that she had committed certain crimes and made a material misrepresentation

Facts: A citizen of Ethiopia came to the United States in 1969 on a student visa. Eventually she obtained a green card. In 1975, she pled guilty to shoplifting. In 1996, she applied for naturalization and she failed to disclose her shoplifting conviction. The legacy INS denied her naturalization application. In 2011, she sought the firm’s assistance.

The Firm’s Representation: The firm obtained the conviction records and advised our client to reapply for citizenship.

Outcome: On December 19, 2011, our client became a proud citizen of the United States.