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Practice Advisory: Denaturalization and Revocation of Naturalization

Practice Advisory
Issue area
Removal Defense
Published: Apr. 7, 2020

Historically, denaturalization was pursued by the U.S. government in very small numbers, averaging only eleven cases per year between 1990 and 2017.2 However, under the Trump administration there has been a dramatic increase in the number of denaturalization cases the government is pursuing and a corresponding increase in resources dedicated to this effort. This practice advisory discusses denaturalization and the revocation of naturalization.