The pathway to U.S. citizenship is not always smooth. The path is certainly not the same for everyone either. Anyone in Maryland who is hoping to gain citizenship through naturalization may want to be aware of common reasons for the denial of citizenship by Citizenship and Immigration Services.
One definite way to put a wrench in the path to citizenship is to obtain a green card through illegal means. Another activity that may put an application at risk is to falsely claim that you are a U.S. citizen before your citizenship has been granted. In addition, the failure to provide care for your children can result in citizenship being denied.
Financial troubles can also impact the success of a citizenship application. One example pertains to student loans. Defaulting on those loans will reflect negatively on your case. Also, failure to pay taxes can result in a denial of a U.S. citizenship application.
Before applying for citizenship, and certainly during the process, it is important to understand the various factors that may play a role in whether citizenship is granted. A Maryland immigrant who is eligible for citizenship after the appropriate time of being a lawful permanent resident may want to take action to prepare him or herself, such as learning more about the government's requirements. A skilled legal representative can determine whether you have any issues that may prevent citizenship from being granted and assist you throughout the process. Our website contains more information about the process and details about the path to citizenship.