Yemer v. US CIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services properly denied the naturalization application of the plaintiff, an Ethiopian citizen who has resided in the U.S. since 2009.

The plaintiff cannot show she is of good moral character, a requirement for citizenship, because she gave false testimony for the purpose of obtaining naturalization. She said she’d never given false information to immigration officials, despite having earlier lied about having children. During her visa interview, she said she didn’t have any children, even though she had a daughter born in 1999. She knew or should have known this answer was false when she said during her naturalization interview that she hadn’t provided false information in the past.

Defendant’s motion for summary judgment granted.

Yemer v. US CIS, No. 1:18cv677, Feb. 12, 2019. EDVA at Alexandria (Ellis).



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