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Patel v. Napolitano, 11-6386

In action by federal inmate under 8 USC section 1503(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act for a judgment declaring him a United States national, district court's dismissal is affirmed, where plaintiff does not claim to be a United States national under the BIA's interpretation of 8 USC 1101(a)(22), that the statute does not confer nationality on aliens who claim only to owe permanent allegiance to the United States.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/25/2013
  • Published 01/25/2013



  • United States Fourth Circuit


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