Original Date AnnouncedDecember 13, 2019
USCIS expands policy guidance to include additional examples of "unlawful acts" that reflect adversely on the good moral character requirement for naturalization and emphasizes that USCIS officers conduct this analysis on a case-by-case basis. [ID #658]USCIS Policy Manual Volume 12, Part F, Chapter 5 - Conditional Bars for Acts in Statutory Period (current as of December 20, 2019) Policy Guidance re Unlawful Acts Bar to Good Moral Character
Biden Administration Action: ModifiedMay 27, 2021
2021.05.27 Policy Alert Naturalization Eligibility and Voter Registration Through a State’s Benefit Application Process
This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On May 27, 2021, DHS issued guidance clarifying that it would not penalize naturalization applicants who unknowingly or unwillingly registered to vote through state DMV processes.View Document