Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner, January 9, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice revoked their first naturalized citizenship as part of a new collaborative immigration review effort.
According to the Justice Department, Baljinder Singh, also known as Davinder Singh, arrived in San Francisco in 1991 without any travel documents or proof of identity.
He returned four weeks later and filed an asylum application. Singh abandoned his asylum application and married a U.S. citizen who filed a visa petition on his behalf. In 2006, he was able to naturalize under the name Baljinder Singh, and the 43-year-old has since been residing in New Jersey.
The collaborative initiative is dubbed Operation Janus, and the Justice Department says it has identified approximately 315,000 cases where there were issues with fingerprint data at a central database.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans on referring 1,600 more for prosecution.
According to court documents, the Justice Department and USCIS alleges Singh, Parvez Manzoor Khan in Florida, and Rashid Mahmood in Connecticut obtained their naturalized citizenship “by fraud.”