The Intercept

AS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT made its closing argument on Tuesday afternoon that a federal court should strip a 62-year-old truck driver of his U.S. citizenship, one question appeared to weigh on U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Barksdale’s mind: If Parvez Manzoor Khan is denaturalized, will he be deported to Pakistan?

In a Jacksonville, Florida, courtroom, Justice Department attorney Aaron Petty argued that Khan became a citizen by lying to immigration officials and hiding material facts about his immigration history, and therefore, his citizenship should be taken away. Barksdale, after asking Petty about the applicable legal standard in the case, asked, “If the court revokes citizenship, what’s Khan’s status?”

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