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In re Kejbo

April 8, 2010

IN RE BASSAM YOUSIF KEJBO PETITIONER.


The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. George Caram Steeh

ORDER

Petitioner Bassam Yousif Kejbo filed this action on March 8, 2010. The petition asks this court to change the date of birth on his certificate of citizenship. Proper service was executed on the Detroit Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The government failed to respond to the petition.

Petitioner's request changes the date of birth from October 5, 1969 to July 27, 1969, a difference of just over two months. There is nothing in the record to raise the suggestion that this is anything more than a mere oversight or mistake on Kejbo's certificate of citizenship. The lack of a response by the government gives this court no reason to doubt the July 27, 1969 date of birth indicated on Kejbo's certificate of birth from Iraq. Although the government may not have the administrative power to change the date of birth on the petitioner's certificate of citizenship, the court has the power to order the amendment. See Chong Soo Pyung v. Jarina, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49209, at *4-5 (W.D. Tenn. 2009); Hussain v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, 541 F.Supp.2d 1082, 1085 (D. Minn. 2008); Zhang v. United States Department of Homeland Security, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53854, at *2 (N.D.N.Y. 2007).

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition is GRANTED. The government shall promptly issue an amended certificate of citizenship to petitioner that reflects the correct July 27, 1969 date of birth.

GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

20100408

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