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Denaturalization Campaign

The threat of denaturalization, the process in which a citizen is stripped of their citizenship, has now become a harsh reality for some. In July 2018, The New York Times reported that, since President Trump took office, the number of denaturalization cases have increased. Denaturalization is part of the Trump administration’s campaign of increased immigration Read More

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Is It Love — Or Something Else? Establishing Sham Marriages to Obtain a Green Card

Those who are looking to get a green card quickly enter into a fake marriage in order to become a U.S. citizen. They will find a “partner,” go through the process (buying a wedding license, setting up the wedding date, etc.) and, once they are married and the green card is obtained, they immediately file Read More

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Guarding Against Accusations of Marriage Fraud in Immigration Cases

U.S. immigration law allows foreign national spouses of American citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) to enter the country and apply for LPR status. However, the law assumes that these marriages are legitimate. U.S. citizenship is a highly valued commodity and people all over the world are clamoring for legal status within the U.S. So, Read More

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal and Fraudulent Conduct
The immigration consequences of criminal or fraudulent conduct can be harsh and often illogical. Even a very minor offense could have a dramatic immigration consequence, including deportation, detention without bond, being denied naturalization, a visa or re-entry into the United States. Likewise, the use of fake or fraudulent documents, aliases, and other misrepresentations can have similar immigration consequences. Kerry Bretz and Bretz & Coven have been counseling non-citizen criminal defendants, as well as their lawyers, for over 20 years. We have a long history of strategizing deportation and removal defenses, as well as applications for waivers, in very complicated cases.

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""With an extensive criminal history: over 14 arrests, 2 State prison bids and several felony convictions no lawyer wanted my case in 2010. Thanks to the experts at Bretz & Coven who worked diligently and with precision, today I am a United States citizen." - E.A. Brooklyn, NY

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