[TI] Petition for Naturalization Question

Laura Johnson rngade57 at madisontelco.com
Mon Nov 5 02:18:59 EET 2012


Thanks guys for the good laugh.

On 11/4/2012 6:15 PM, Frank wrote:
> Still laughing!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TerminiImerese
> [mailto:terminiimerese-bounces at comunesofitaly.org]On Behalf Of FRANCIS X
> COMELLA JR
> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 2:34 PM
> To: terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
> Subject: Re: [TI] Petition for Naturalization Question
>
>
> OK, guess I asked for that. How are you Frank ?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank" <fpalmis at comcast.net>
> To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 2:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [TI] Petition for Naturalization Question
>
>
>> Thanks Frank, but should we all be worried that you know every detail
>> about
>> "the lack of good moral conduct"?  :)
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: TerminiImerese
>> [mailto:terminiimerese-bounces at comunesofitaly.org]On Behalf Of FRANCIS X
>> COMELLA JR
>> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 12:04 PM
>> To: terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
>> Subject: Re: [TI] Petition for Naturalization Question
>>
>>
>> The immigration laundry list of those activities that constitute a "lack
>> of
>> good moral conduct" is very long but here it is:
>>
>> In immigration law Good moral character is an important aspect of
>> immigration law and even minor violations can be the sole reason for a
>> dismissal of a case appealing for citizenship.[1]
>> United States Citizenship and Immigration Services describes "good moral
>> character" as an absence of involvement in the following activities:[2]
>>
>>   a.. Being convicted of murder
>>   b.. Being convicted of an aggravated felony or Federal crime, which
>> includes:
>>     a.. Murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor
>>     b.. Illicit trafficking in controlled substances
>>     c.. Firearms, destructive devices, and explosive materials offenses
>>     d.. Money laundering
>>     e.. Crimes of violence for which the term of imprisonment is at least
>> one year
>>     f.. Theft and burglary offenses for which the term of imprisonment is
>> at
>> least one year
>>     g.. Crimes involving the demand for or receipt of ransom
>>     h.. Crimes involving child pornography
>>     i.. Crimes involving a violation of the Racketeer Influenced and
>> Corrupt
>> Organizations Act (RICO)
>>     j.. A second or subsequent gambling offense for which a one-year or
>> greater term of imprisonment may be imposed
>>     k.. Prostitution "managing" and transporting offenses
>>     l.. Crimes against the government
>>     m.. Offenses that jeopardize national security
>>     n.. Offenses that involve fraud or deceit in which the victims'
>> aggregate losses exceed $10,000
>>     o.. Tax evasion involving a government loss in excess of $10,000
>>     p.. Alien smuggling, except for first offenses involving attempts to
>> enable entry by a relative of the accused
>>     q.. Certain offenses committed by aliens who were previously deported
>> for having committed a crime
>>     r.. Passport fraud offenses with a term of imprisonment of one year or
>> greater, except for first offenses involving attempts to enable entry by a
>> relative of the accused
>>     s.. Failure to appear to serve a sentence for which the underlying
>> offense is punishable by imprisonment for five or more years
>>     t.. Offenses involving commercial bribery, counterfeiting, forgery, or
>> trafficking in vehicles with altered identification numbers with a term of
>> imprisonment of at least one year
>>     u.. Offenses involving obstruction of justice, perjury, subornation of
>> perjury, and witness tampering with a term of imprisonment of at least one
>> year
>>     v.. Failure to appear in court pursuant to court order to answer to a
>> felony charge for which a sentence of two or more years' imprisonment may
>> be
>> imposed
>>     w.. Committing or being convicted of one or more crimes involving
>> "moral
>> turpitude"[3]
>>     x.. Committing and being convicted of two or more offenses with a total
>> sentence of five or more years
>>     y.. Being confined to a penal institution during the statutory period
>> (either the preceding three or five years, depending on the circumstances,
>> or one year for Armed Forces expedited cases) for an aggregate of 180 days
>> or more
>>     z.. Committing and being convicted of two or more gambling offenses
>>     aa.. Earning your principal income from gambling.
>>     ab.. Being involved in prostitution or commercialized vice
>>     ac.. Being involved in smuggling illegal aliens into the United States
>>     ad.. Being a habitual drunkard
>>     ae.. Practicing polygamy
>>     af.. Willfully failing or refusing to support dependents
>>     ag.. Giving false testimony under oath in order to receive benefits
>> under the Immigration and Nationality Act
>> Additionally, several other activities disqualify a person from having
>> "good
>> moral character"[citation needed]:
>>
>>   a.. Failing to register for Selective Service
>>   b.. Providing false information in documents
>>   c.. Falsely claiming U.S. citizenship
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Laura Johnson" <rngade57 at madisontelco.com>
>> To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:57 AM
>> Subject: [TI] Petition for Naturalization Question
>>
>>
>>> Has anyone ever seen a petition for naturalization that the person was
>>> denied acceptance for 'lack of good moral conduct"?  Does anyone have any
>>> idea what this means?
>>>
>>> I am helping someone who has ancestors from Trabia and Termini Imerese.
>>> The man applied for citizenship and in 1916 he was denied for lack of
>>> good
>>> moral conduct.  Document states he was in the US continuously since 1910.
>>> Doesn't state what this was.  Then in 1918, he reapplied and was accepted
>>> and that he was been in the US continuously since 1907.  We cannot see
>>> any
>>> differences in the two applications other than it states that the port of
>>> entry on the first one was Philadelphia and on the second one New York.
>>>
>>> There are two mistakes on the document but the same mistake is on both
>>> documents.  One of the daughters is listed as being born in Pennsylvania
>>> on March 16, 1899.  She was actually born in Trabia on November 15, 1899.
>>>
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