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Hassan Ahmad @HMAesq
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Tweeted this last year. Now the task force for denaturalization (what an appropriate topic for #FourthofJuly2018) is in place. A few takeaways:

1. Thus far, only applies to immigrants who applied for citizenship under a fake name.
2. The concern is whether it will be expanded for other misrepresentations, intentional or not. Also, given this admin's track record: targeting certain communities.

All valid concerns. There are legal defenses available in some cases. Of course, this assumes access to counsel.
3. The legalities will be unfortunately lost on most people, and like so many other initiatives in this admin, there's a "psyop" angle: spread fear, create panic, make every nonwhite person feel insecure. Because the govt can still come after people even with weak cases.
4. Let's NOT call for ppl like @SebGorka and @MELANIATRUMP to be denaturalized. Let's not make this yet another weapon against people we don't like.

On the #FourthofJuly lets remember the weighty gift citizenship is. It shouldn't be revocable like a driver's license.
5. This also will have a chilling effect on naturalization applications, as many green card holders may be thinking, "why file for citizenship if they'll just take it away?"

Don't let them screw with your mind. File and be smart. Make proper disclosures. We need your votes.
6. Finally, follow my colleague @MatthewHoppock as he has been tracking/fighting denaturalization cases for a long time. These cases.were.a relative obscurity...but we all need to be aware of how it will affect practice and advocacy.

Happy 4th of July, America. /
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