Law Offices of Robert L. Booker Articles Citizenship Issue Prevents Potential Star Football Player from Accepting University Scholarship

Citizenship Issue Prevents Potential Star Football Player from Accepting University Scholarship

By The Law Offices of Robert L. Booker  Feb. 24, 2012 1:13p

University of Georgia fans were heartbroken when a recruit had to withdraw his commitment to the UGA football team. The 6-foot-5 teenager proved to be an effective force on the offensive line at the summer prospect camp endearingly called “Dawg Night.” The Bulldog’s thought they had found the solution to their pass protection problems and the teen was offered a scholarship then and there. Unfortunately, the aspiring offensive lineman had to withdraw from the university due to citizenship issues. If you or someone you care about needs help with citizenship in Gwinnett County, don’t hesitate to contact a Lawrenceville immigration attorney today.

The lineman’s parents are Samoan immigrants but assert that their son was born here in the United States. Despite their claim that he is a U.S. citizen, they do not have the legal documentation to back it up. UGA’s scholarship policies had undergone some tightening up last year when it was discovered that a student who was an illegal immigrant had received in-state tuition. The result was a tougher immigration policy at UGA which now prevents the 340-pound lineman from accepting the football scholarship since he applied as a citizen. In July of last year, the UGA Board of Regents ruled that illegal immigrants as well as undocumented students can’t be allowed to take a place at the university that may prevent a qualified state student from attending. While the teen cannot attend the University of Georgia, his future is not all bleak since he is sure to be sought by colleges in states with less restrictive immigration and citizenship policies.

Speak with a Lawrenceville Immigration Attorney about Your Citizenship Case

Citizenship issues or applying for citizenship in Lawrenceville can be a complicated matter so it is vital that you have the help of a Lawrenceville immigration lawyer that is fully familiar with this area of law. Attorney Robert L. Booker established his law offices with the express intention of helping those with immigration matters get the outcome they need. By having the help of a lawyer when it comes to applying for citizenship, the chances of getting a successful result are greatly increased. We have helped clients ensure they have all the documentation and qualifications needed for application for citizenship as well as helping smooth the way throughout the entire process. We understand how important it is for you or a family member to obtain U.S. citizenship and we do everything possible for our clients to ensure their goals are achieved.

Contact a Lawrenceville immigration lawyer at our law offices today concerning your citizenship concerns. We may be able to help you resolve the matter quickly!

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