Muslim Advocates Releases Guidance for Denaturalization Targets

As Trump Strips Americans of Citizenship, Muslim Advocates Offers Vital Information for Potential Targets

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Muslim Advocates published guidance containing crucial information for Americans who may be targeted for denaturalization. The guidance —which explains denaturalization, how it works and who could be targeted—is available in eight languages: English, Arabic, Urdu, Bangla, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole and Chinese.

Denaturalization cases, previously a rare occurrence, have significantly increased under the Trump administration. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice even created a specialized section to further drive the administration’s denaturalization efforts. The guidance released today is part of Muslim Advocates’ ongoing campaign to defend immigrants and educate the public about denaturalization. Previously, Muslim Advocates sued the Trump administration for failing to offer meaningful transparency about their denaturalization operations.

“President Trump’s use of denaturalization to strip  Americans of their citizenship is unprecedented in the modern era,” said Muslim Advocates Staff Attorney Nimra Azmi. “It is clear that the administration’s goal is to redefine U.S. citizenship to exclude immigrants— primarily people of color. We hope that this guidance can help educate the public about denaturalization and aid those targeted by the government.”

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Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.