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Is naturalization during divorce based on domestic abuse possible?

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Hi everyone!

i was about to apply for naturalization as we’ve been married for 5 years, have a child together and I’ve been to the country since January 2015. 

Two days ago my husband tried to kill me by strangulation while I was driving the car. Anyway, the charges are gonna be pressed even though I was told by DA it most likely will be just a misdemeanor, not a felony. 

The question is, under such circumstances, am I eligible to apply for citizenship? I know, you can do that with removal of the conditions if you were abused and had to end marriage. Does the same apply to naturalization or I should wait till 5 year requirement and do it on my own? The only purpose for this right now was to get the government- based job that requires us citizenship. 

I hope I made myself clear lol :)

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I have only heard about waivers for green card, never heard waiver for citizenship. Btw why are you in a rush to get one ? You are a GC holder, if you fill threatened, then find a safe place somewhere else in US. 

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I have only heard about waivers for green card, never heard waiver for citizenship. Btw why are you in a rush to get one ? You are a GC holder, if you fill threatened, then find a safe place somewhere else in US. If you are in divorce peocess, you cant apply for citizenship based on 3 yr rule, have to waiti for 5 yrs after you got your gc.

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