According to the United States government, to be legally qualified for jury duty, an individual must:
Potential jurors are usually selected from voter registration lists or Department of Motor Vehicle records. Jury duty notifications are sent out by mail. The jury summons has questions about the individual’s eligibility to serve as a juror, including “Are you a US citizen?”
If you are a green card holder or another individual who is not a U.S. citizen,
If you are not a citizen and were called for jury duty and served on a jury. DO NOT file for citizenship without speaking to an immigration attorney. The U.S. government may consider that you lied about your citizenship status and that you are guilty of fraud.
An experienced immigration lawyer can help you evaluate the circumstances and why you served on a jury without being a citizen, and the best course of action to move forward with your immigration or citizenship application.
United States immigration laws are complex and are updated frequently. If you have a question about immigration, contact Mario Godoy and the immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office in Chicago, Illinois at 630-345-4164.
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