Removal proceedings


New Member
Hello, so last year I applied for naturalization and during my interview i was told that I had registered to vote in 2016. I honestly can’t remember registering to vote, it must of been at my college campus and i must’ve not read what I was signing. I ended up withdrawing my registration like the interviewer suggested and gave proof that I never voted in any election. I ended up getting denied on my citizenship due to poor moral character. This week a letter was sent to my house, it was a notice of removal proceedings. I am going to hire an immigration lawyer. My question to you guys is, how likely am I going to get deported back to Somalia which is a war torn country? I’ve been here since 2004 at the age of 7, and don’t speak the Somali language. My whole family are citizens except me. I don’t have family in Somalia. I have a degree and I’ve never even had a speeding ticket let alone any criminal convictions. I know false claim to citizenship is a big no no, but I didn’t vote at all and didn’t benefit at all from claiming to be a citizen.


New Member
Hi, I'm so sorry to hear this. I've also made a same mistake of putting the wrong answer on my application; too much was going on back then and I must have forgotten about the incident of voter registration. Have you met a lawyer yet? And may I ask, what state are you from?


Registered Users (C)
Im so sorry to hear this. So many people get tangled up in voter registration and putting USC on I-9. Unfortunately as far as I know there is no waiver for false claim to USC under INA 212 A (6)(c)(ii). The only way to defend yourself is to prove that either you were a minor or that the registration wasn't your fault in some way. I hope you guys get this sorted out.

On a side note, I don't really understand this over-excitement for voting, maybe because I am not much interested in politics and did not register to vote even after I became a citizen.