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Court Nixes MAVNI Denaturalization Bid by OIL

October 10, 2023 (1 min read)

USA v. Wang

"This is a denaturalization proceeding in which Plaintiff United States of America seeks to revoke Defendant Chengyu Wang's citizenship in a four-count complaint alleging that Wang's naturalization was illegally procured and that his United States citizenship was procured through concealment of a material fact or willful misrepresentation. ... The Court held a three-day bench trial, after which the parties filed amended proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. ... Accordingly, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 52(a). the Court makes the instant findings and conclusions with respect to the Government's complaint against Wang. In sum, the Governnent did not prove by clear and convincing evidence that Wang's naturalization or citizenship was illegally procured by him. The Court's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law are enumerated below. These
findings and Conclusions are based on a careful examination oft he parties' exhibits and testimony presented at trial. To the extent necessary, all Findings of Fact that are labeled Conclusions of Law should also be considered Findings of Fact, and vice versa. ... The Government has not proven by clear and convincing evidence that Wang concealed or willfully misrepresented material facts that resulted in the procurement of his citizenship. ... The Clerk of the Court shall render judgment in accordance with the above Findings and Conclusions in favor of Defendant Chengyu Wang."

[Hats off to Lance Curtright and team!]