Naturalization Denial for Illegal Voting

Memorandum on Request for Hearing on Naturalization Denial


On or about January 2007, the client filed, pro se,Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Under Part 10, Additional Questions, she answered “Yes” to Question #2 which states, “Have you ever registered to vote in any Federal, state or local election in the United States?” The client further answered “Yes” to Question #3 which asks, “Have you ever voted in any Federal, state or local election in the United States?”

On October 9, 2002, Mrs. Liunto-Costa went to the Chester County Division of Motor Vehicles to renew her driver’s license. While renewing her license, the clerk provided Mrs. Liunto-Costa with a voter registration card and stated she was eligible to register to vote. Based on the representations of the clerk at the Division of Motor Vehicles, Mrs. Liunto-Costa reasonably believed she was eligible to vote under Pennsylvania law.

On May 12, 2008, the client received a denial of her application for naturalization on the grounds that she lacked good Moral Character pursuant to 8 CFR § 316.10.

Attached is the brief that was presented to the Tampa USCIS office and as a result the client was ultimately granted Naturalization to the United States.

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Reference Info:Federal, 11th Circuit | United States

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