USCIS articulates policy on False Claims to U.S. citizenship under INA 212(a)(6)

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Kathryn N. Karam

Under section 212(a)(6)(C)(2) of the Immigration & Nationality Act, a false claim to United States citizenship renders a person inadmissible to the United States. The provision is particularly harsh as there is a waiver only for people whose natural or adopted parents were citizens and who permanently resided in the United States before the age of 16 and reasonably believed they were citizens.

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