Date AnnouncedSept. 19, 2017
DOJ filed civil denaturalization complaints in federal court against three individuals who allegedly obtained their naturalized U.S. citizenship by fraud. Each of the three individuals had been U.S. citizens for over 10 years. Two Pakistan-born and one India-born individuals’ alleged frauds involved concealing their prior orders of exclusion and deportation under different identities than the identity under which they naturalized. [ID #611]View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeSept. 19, 2017
At least one individual was denaturalized.Justice Department Secures First Denaturalization As a Result of Operation Janus
From 2009 to 2016, an average of 16 civil denaturalization cases were filed each year, Department of Justice data show. In 2017, more than 25 cases were filed. Through mid-July of 2018, the Justice Department has filed 20 more.Office of Inspector General- "Potentially Ineligible Individuals Have Been Granted U.S. Citizenship Because of Incomplete Fingerprint Records"
- Under Trump, the rare act of denaturalizing U.S. citizens on the rise