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Simon Guobadia Denied US Citizenship

By Glam & Essence


US based Nigerian businessman,Simon Guobadia, the current husband of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA)’ star,Porsha Williams, has been denied US citizenship due to his criminal past.

According to reports,Simon has been accused of having been involved in numerous felonies that included bank fraud, credit card fraud, identity fraud among several others listed.
It was gathered that on January 11, a 13-page petition was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division by Simon Iyore Guobadia against the Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, UR Mendoza Jaddou and the Director of the USCIS Atlanta Field Office, Shineka Miller.
According to the documents, Guobadia applied for US citizenship and naturalisation, but it was denied on July 27, 2022. Subsequently, he requested a hearing, and the denial was reaffirmed.
As the goes,Guobardia first came to the US on August 11, 1982, and overstayed his visitor visa.
In 1985, his citizenship application was denied and he was declared deportable, so he voluntarily left the States on December 28, 1985.
He,however, re-entered in June 1986 and again overstayed his 6-month visitor visa.
In September 1987,Guobadia was arrested for bank and credit card fraud and he pleaded guilty to the felony.
Before his deportation, on October 24, 1988, Guobadia was accused of using a different identity to seek temporary resident status under the Social Agricultural Worker (SAW) program.
He was arrested again in January of 1989 for unauthorised use of a vehicle and arrested again in May 1990 for fraud.
Guobadia was accused to have once again committed another felony offense for credit card fraud and in April 1991, following which an immigration judge ordered him to be deported.
As a result of the order,Guobadia was deported and physically removed from the States in March,1992.
Despite omitting his criminal past and misrepresenting himself on the application, it was approved and he received a registration card as a temporary resident on July 25, 1991.
After a waiting period, Guobadia became a permanent resident on April 27, 1992, 26 days after he had been deported under his other undisclosed identity.
According to the documents, Guobadia applied for naturalisation under a second identity on December 22, 2016, but was denied due to his temporary resident status being unlawfully granted.
On December 31, 2020, he filed another application and was denied US citizenship again,due to his not being lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Guobadia requested a hearing on October 24, 2022, and his denial was reaffirmed on November 15, 2022.
Following his divorce from his first wife,also an American,Guobadia then remarried RHOA reality star,Posha Williams in a star-studded lavish wedding,both in the US and in Nigeria.
On March 13, 2023, Simon Guobadia filed an instant complaint, asking the Court to vacate the denial and grant him citizenship.
However, on January 11, 2024, United States District Judge, Steve C. Jones, ordered that Guobadia’s case seeking naturalisation be dismissed.
Rumours are circulating that Posha,his famous reality star American wife may have filed for divorce from him,barely 15 months after they got married.




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