The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in collaboration with the Department of Justice (DOJ) has made the first cancellation of a naturalization citizenship. The first canceled naturalized citizenship was of Baljinder Singh who was deported for not having travel documents or proof of identity when he entered in the U.S. in 1991. He subsequently returned to the U.S. after a month to file an asylum
application that he abandoned. He married a U.S. citizen in 2006 and was naturalized.
The cancellation is part of Operation Janus that intends to review 315,000 cases of naturalization citizenships in order to seek out individuals who sought to circumvent criminal record and other background checks in the naturalization process. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is in the process of endorsing 1,600 cases for prosecution.