After winning international fame as one of the lead singers of the British rock band called the Beatles, Lennon moved to the United States in 1971 and joined in a number of radical leftist causes. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon attempted to have him deported for political reasons.
Upon the breakup of John Lennon’s world-famous rock group the Beatles, he and his Japanese-born wife,
John Lennon (left) with his Japanese wife, Yoko Ono, in New York City, in 1972.
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Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S.
New York City