The immigration consequences of falsely claiming U.S. citizenship are severe. Under U.S. Immigration laws, false claims to U.S. citizenship are treated as seriously as marriage fraud, drug offenses, domestic violence and terrorism activities. Indeed, the immigration consequences for falsely claiming U.S. citizenship are harsh and unforgiving. The foreign national is deported and permanently barred from admission to the U.S.
There are exceptions and limited waivers to this ground of inadmissibility. The Department of Homeland Security has the authority to waive inadmissibility for purposes of a nonimmigrant admission. A waiver is not available, however, to most foreign nationals seeking admission as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. There is also limited relief from removal in the form of “Cancellation of Removal” or “Asylum”.
If you have any questions or need more information about false claims to U.S. citizenship, please contact the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 312-641-0771.
*This article addresses false claims to U.S. citizenship made on or after September 30, 1996.