Can anyone tell me how to find out if someone can lose their citizenship because of a crime?

If a person can lose their citizenship for a crime can they get it back and how? Any help will be appreciated.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The only two ways that a U.S. citizen person can be expatriated (that I'm aware of) is if they formally renounce it at a U.S, consulate office abroad or if they are convicted of high treason.

    A foreign person who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence may be deported if convicted of certain crimes. Usually not true in the case of any misdemeanor convictions.

  • HJW
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    1 decade ago

    it all depends on the crime and you have not mentionned what you called a crime ?

    have you been convicted ? if you are a US citizen or became one ? you may not loose your citizenship because of a crime ,more than likely .you should have had jail time as others do in case of crime .

    the only way you may loose it ? if you committed # treason # ,

    here is the explanation of treason in case :

    In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to one's nation or state. A person who betrays the nation of their citizenship and/or reneges on an oath of loyalty and in some way willfully cooperates with an enemy, is considered to be a traitor. Oran's Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as: "...[a]...citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]." In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aided or involved by such an endeavour.

    Traitor may also mean a person who betrays (or is accused of betraying) their own political party, family, friends, ethnic group, religion, social class, or other group to which they may belong. Often, such accusations are controversial and disputed, as the person may not identify with the group of which they are a member, or may otherwise disagree with the group leaders making the charge. See, for example, race traitor.

    or if you renonce your citizenship ..........

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The basic crimes resulting in loss of citizenship are treason (only after a court has found the person guilty) and fighting on the other side in a declared war.

    Here's more info:

    http://www.visalaw.com/02aug5/2aug502.html

  • 1 decade ago

    If you were born in the US, your citizenship can not be revoked. You may be in jail for the rest of your life, but you will always be a citizen. If you get your US citizenship any other way, it can be revoked for things like treason, and you would not be eligible to return to the US if you are deported to your country of origin.

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  • how long have you had your citizenship? if it has been more than 7 years they can not take it from you. but if it has been less than 7 years that u have been legal they can.

    they tell you that you have 7 years before you become a legal pemmanent citizenship and in those 7 years if you screw up deoending on how bad or what it is you can get it taken from you!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A person cannot lose their citizenship, but a person can be deported, or sentenced to exile in another country.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A lot depends on the crime. Check with the USCIS.GOV site for more info

  • 1 decade ago

    Look up Treason.

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