What her lawyer told her:
According to an online version of the story posted by Post partner USA Today, Scott Crawley told the outlet that Smith left Brooklyn to fly to Ghana in June 2018 in order to work on a project for the city’s public schools system.
Smith, who had quit her job as a lawyer in New York, was told that she would be joining a team. She went to Ghana where she worked a few days a week for eight months and earned money for rent on an AirbnB. She is now back in the U.S.
Crawley said, “There is no constitutional right to citizenship.”
According to USA Today, Smith could not be reached for comment.
Smith was born in the U.S. but became a citizen in the U.K. as a child. After her parents’ separation, Smith and her sister moved to the U.S.
According to the Times, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security did not initially launch a formal deportation case after Smith was ordered out of the country. Instead, Smith left the country on humanitarian grounds and returned to the U.S.
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