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Florida Telling Hundreds of U.S. Citizens: You Can't Vote

"Governor Rick Scott (R) has ordered the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls prior to November’s election. But that list compiled by the Scott administration is so riddled with errors that, in Miami-Dade County alone, hundreds of U.S. citizens are being...

Federal Court Distinguishes Immigration Cases Where Aliens Voted in Elections

" Two immigrant aliens who married U.S. citizens and had pending petitions to become lawful permanent residents voted in federal elections. That’s a problem. One just lost his federal appeals fight to remain in the country. The other still has a shot to stay. An immigration judge and the Board...

How Illegal Voting Can Affect One’s Naturalization Application (Podcast)

"The 2012 Presidential Election is right around the corner and we’ve created this podcast featuring Special Projects Attorney, Su Yon Yi, and Executive Director, Eric Cohen, to address how illegal voting can affect an individual’s naturalization application. Some of the questions in...

Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship

"Arizona may not require documentary proof of citizenship from prospective voters, the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-to-2 decision on Monday. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, No. 12-71, said a federal law requiring states to “accept...

BIA on Unlawful Voting: Matter of Fitzpatrick

Official Headnote : An alien who has voted in an election involving candidates for Federal office in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 611(a) (2012) is removable under section 237(a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(6)(A) (2012), regardless of whether the alien knew that...