Police Officer Illegally Obtained Citizenship, Sentenced to Federal Prison

A DeKalb County man who was a police officer in College Park will be deported after his sentence is served.

Devon Campbell illegally obtained citizenship and is sentenced to federal prison. File|Patch
Devon Campbell illegally obtained citizenship and is sentenced to federal prison. File|Patch
Devon Campbell, 46, of Ellenwood, who has served with the College Park Police Department since 2011, was found guilty of illegally obtaining his United States citizenship.

He has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, and then will be deported from the country back to his native Jamaica, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

“[Campbell] used his fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship to become a police officer in this country, making a mockery of the very laws he was sworn to uphold,” said Brock D. Nicholson, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta. “U.S. citizenship is eagerly sought by millions of people across the world, and HSI special agents work hard to maintain the integrity of our system by identifying those like Mr. Campbell who seek to gain it through fraud.”

Campbell lived under the alias Wilmott Alvin Livingston during his time in the United States. In 2000, Campbell lived and worked in Jamaica as a police officer with the Jamaican Constabulary Force. On Nov. 7, 2000, he left and entered the U.S. with a Jamaican passport under the Livingston alias.

On April 19, 2001, Campbell married an American citizen and applied for permanent residency shortly after. The request was granted on Aug. 13, 2004.

Three years later, he applied for citizenship with U.S. immigration services. The application required Campbell to list previously used names. He marked the section as not applicable, authorities said. Campbell became a naturalized citizen on April 11, 2008, and was issued a U.S. passport that same month.

Two months after receiving his citizenship, Campbell and his wife divorced. He remarried eight days later.

Campbell was charged with unlawfully procuring citizenship or naturalization and using a passport secured by false statements.
David Brown July 13, 2014 at 05:32 PM
Yes, John, I do love undocumented immigrants. I love them because God loves them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. God bless.=)
John Smith July 13, 2014 at 05:51 PM
John Smith July 13, 2014 at 05:52 PM
David Brown July 14, 2014 at 08:13 AM
John, I am familiar with Roy Beck. I don't listen to him. I consider him to be a very dangerous person, particularly because of his close connection to John Tanton, an avowed racist and nativist.
John Smith July 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM
David the word racist or 'nativist' will no longer shame Americans into allowing the entire third world here. All countries have borders, not just America. There is nothing racist about immigration laws. In fact it is racist to allow only ONE outside ethnic group here which is what's happening now at our Southern border. Also using God & the bible will no longer work. Not to mention the fact that usually most of the time the people trying this tactic do not even believe in God themselves and any other time would be making fun of you for that & your religious faith in a 'made up ghost'! And now it seems since you have nothing real or intelligent other than the usual guilt based arguments & tired shaming tactics to add to this, we are done. God bless you too David, you are really going to need it when reality slaps you in the face in the next few years here. Thanks so much for trying to destroy America by breaking the taxpayers backs, as hard as you try just know there are others that are trying just as hard to save it. Oh & btw David, I already 'host families of illegals' via my taxes! And whether I hate their guts or not, is still a PERSONAL FREEDOM America allows not just me but everyone, just another thing I'm certain you can't stand either about this great country:)


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