Applicant’s Reputable Honesty Results in Security Clearance

PACIFIC – Applicant’s Statement of Reasons was based upon (Guideline B – Foreign Influence) parents and brother are citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and reside in Hong Kong; sister, parents-in-law and sister-in-law are citizens of the PRC and Reside in the PRC; Applicant maintains regular contact with parents and parents-in-law; Applicant traveled to PRC and Applicant worked as an engineer for a University in the PRC. Evidence presented at hearing showed Applicant and Applicant’s spouse are naturalized U.S. citizens, have significant ties in U.S. and that political and economic persecution of Applicant’s family by government of PRC, along with Applicant’s strong reputation for honesty and trustworthiness resulted in finding it was consistent with National Security for Applicant to have clearance. Result: FOR THE APPLICANT, clearance granted.