Justice Department to pursue “denaturalization” for immigration fraud

Recently, the Department of Justice issued a press release announcing the creation of a new section committed to prosecuting “Denaturalization cases.” This “Denaturalization Section” has a mandate to identify immigrants and other individuals in the U.S. who have obtained their citizenship illegally, such as through fraud, and strip them of their citizenship. While the DOJ’s…

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Prosecutions for theft of trade secrets on the rise

Last month, federal prosecutors meeting in D.C. warned the American public to expect a “spike” in prosecutions against individuals and companies suspected of stealing intellectual property and selling it to third parties. The announcement dovetails with the government’s increasingly aggressive approach to prosecuting theft of trade secrets and international export regulations, especially when the cases…

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What is the Compassionate Release Program at the Bureau of Prisons?

The “Compassionate Release Program” at the Bureau of Prisons is a program that allows certain inmates to be released from federal prison early, or have their sentences cut short, if there are “extraordinary and compelling reasons” warranting a sentence reduction. These reasons can include an inmate’s serious or terminal medical condition, the incapacitation of an…

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