November 28, 2011 – Citizen of France receives U.S. citizenship after receiving 212(h) and 212(i) waivers for material misrepresentation in the Immigration Court and a crime involving moral turpitude

Facts: In 1994, a citizen of France came to the United States. Several years later he was convicted of theft. At about the same time, he married a U.S. citizen and applied for a green card. He got his green card, but never disclosed his theft conviction. He twice applied for citizenship, but was denied each time. In 2010, while returning from trip abroad, he was detained by Customs and Border Patrol and placed in removal proceedings. He sought the firm’s assistance.

The firm’s representation: The firm reviewed our client’s case and saw that he was eligible for a 212(h) and 212(i) waiver based on hardship to his family.

Outcome: On July 22, 2011 the Immigration Judge granted both waivers. The firm is assisting our client with his naturalization process. Our client’s naturalization application was recently approved and he should be a citizen of the United States within 45 days. On November 28, 2011, our client became a proud citizen of the United States.