False Claims of U.S. Citizenship

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Claiming to be a United States citizen on false pretenses will bring serious consequences to anyone attempting to enter the country or acquire legal resident status. Anyone deported for falsely claiming to be a citizen will be permanently denied entry into the country – for any reason. If you or a loved one have been accused of making false statements to either gain or maintain citizenship, you must take action without hesitation to protect yourself and your rights.

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  • My entire practice is focused on immigration law.
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What is a False Citizenship Claim?

Any false claim to citizenship, whether you intended to state the falsehood or not, will put you into removal proceedings. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will see it as an affront to the entire legal system and work hard to see you removed. You should protect yourself from deportation with my legal counsel and unparalleled insight.

Actions that can be seen as a false claim of citizenship include:

  • Claim to be a U.S. citizenship when completed a student loan application.
  • Illegally register to vote in a local, state, or federal election.
  • Stating to be a citizenship to gain any sort of benefit due to citizenship.
  • Checking “U.S. Citizen” on an I-9 Employment Eligibility form.
  • Attempting to obtain a U.S. passport.

If you realize that you have made a mistake in trying to claim to be a United States citizen, you must speak up about it immediately by first speaking with your attorney. The “timely retraction” defense hinges on you attempting to undo your claim as soon as it was brought to your own attention. Essentially, you will be trying to prove to USCIS and any immigration hearings that you made an honest mistake and wanted to correct it.

Defending Your Right to Citizenship, One Step at a Time

I can approach your case from an analytical perspective, looking for evidence wherever it may be that shows your false claim to citizenship was not malicious or intentional. As a highly-experienced New Jersey immigration attorney, I have a strong reputation among immigration officers and offices. Getting to the truth of the matter and presenting it in a convincing way to the overseeing parties might be what is necessary to clear your name and keep you in the country.

Contact my New Jersey immigration law firm today!

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