Prince Harry could be deported from the United States for breaking American immigration laws, a lawyer has claimed.
Samuel Dewey, from the Washington-based Heritage Foundation think tank, spoke to GB News about the 38-year-old’s visa application and relocation to the United States.
When asked if the Duke of Sussex could be deported, Dewey told GB News: “That is certainly one of the many possibilities.
“We just don’t know what happened because we don’t have the information because they’re withholding it from us.”
He added: “It is commonly the case that if you are found to have lied on an immigration form that you will be deported.”
The Heritage Foundation has been ramping up efforts for the US Government to release Prince Harry’s paperwork to see if the father-of-two confessed to taking drugs ahead of his move to California in 2020.
The Duke of Sussex admitted taking marijuana, magic mushrooms and cocaine in his memoir Spare.
The Heritage Foundation previously filed a legal complaint against the Department of Homeland Security in an attempt to enforce a freedom of information request which would grant access to the Prince’s visa application.
However, Dewey is not the only person to suggest the Duke could be deported from the United States.
Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani previously told Page Six: “An admission of drug use is usually grounds for inadmissibility.”
The Duke of Sussex could in theory be barred from applying for citizenship or even deported if he is found to have failed to disclose his past drug use.
Harry’s wife Meghan Markle is an American citizen and was born in Los Angeles.
His daughter Princess Lilibet was born in Santa Barbara but his son Archie was welcomed into the Royal Family at Portland Hospital in London.
The Duke previously claimed drug-use helped him deal with past trauma, claiming: “It removed it all for me and brought me a sense of relaxation, release, comfort, a lightness that I managed to hold on to for a period of time.”
However, a US State Department spokesman recently said: “Visa records are confidential under Section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA); therefore, we cannot discuss the details of individual visa cases.”
Prince Harry returned to the United States shortly after he attended King Charles’s Coronation service at Westminster Abbey earlier this month.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed they were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” in New York on May 18 after being followed by “highly aggressive” paparazzi.