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I was discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve

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for Unsatisfactory participation- will this...
I was discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve for Unsatisfactory participation- will this affect me in the naturalization process?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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It depends on what and when. Could it be something that calls your moral character into question? If so, when was that case closed?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I was given an Other Than Honorable discharge for unsatisfactory participation in thet ready reserve. I enlisted in March 20th, 2006 and was discharge March 9th, 2009.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 years ago

That doesn't tell me much. If you give me more details, I may be able to tell you if it can call into question your moral character.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I didn't report to the required drilling events that are held every month for 9 consecutive month. That's why the discharge is for unsatisfactory participation
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 years ago

Ok. It doesn't look like something that would call into question your good moral character and it also happened longer than 5 years ago. But just to be on the safe side, I would submit good moral character letters from friends, family, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, etc. where each writes their own letter stating who they are, how long they have known you, how they know you, and that you have good moral character and to give the reasons why they believe you have good moral character. The more detail, the better. The people you ask to write the letters do not have to know about any issues in your background. I think that would give you the best chance of approval.

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