Certificate of Citizenship
In another recent case a N-600 application was filed by Mr. John Nicelli for a client in order to obtain a certificate of Citizenship. The applicant who had a felony conviction was previously found by an Immigration Judge to be a U.S. citizen. At the time of birth, his father was a U.S. citizen and as a result he was determined to be a U.S. citizen. As a result, the Deportation proceedings previously initiated were terminated. After an interview in the New York District, the application was denied. The Immigration Authorities claimed that the individual was not a U.S. Citizen, despite the Immigration Judge finding that he was. Upon receiving this outrageous and improper decision, Mr. Nicelli filed an appeal with the U.S. Office of Administrative Appeals. Within three months of filing the appeal, the decision was overturned. Despite this, The NY District Office did not schedule the individual to be issued a Certificate of Citizenship. As a result, a number of inquiries were made escalating each inquiry to a higher authority. When the NY District Director was informed of the situation and realized how inappropriately the office personnel had conducted themselves, the individual was scheduled for an appointment and issued his Certificate of Citizenship.