Hello , I am glad there are sites like this where everyone helps each other out with useful information that inherently make or break someones future . With that said , I am considering retaining a lawyer , but the financial aspect is what makes me consider other options : I came into the US 9 years ago under an F - 1 Visa and was inspected by immigration on coming in . I went off status a year later due to lack of funds and then went on to enroll in a community college without changing the school formally in my I - 20 , so I paid in - state tuition . I paid by working at a local pharmacy store under the guise that I was a citizen ( I checked Citizen on my 2 ) . I was able to file taxes as I was issued a social which did say it was not valid for work authorization . Three years ago , I started Nursing SC
You should strongly consider retaining an attorney to assist you with this matter. I understand there are a financial issues that may keep you from considering the option, but many attorneys, including our office, will allow installment payments. The reason I am concerned for you is that you claimed to be a United States citizen. This is a very serious problem. Falsely claiming United States can lead to a permanent bar to admission with no waiver. You should consult an experienced immigration about your situation before taking any steps to file the petition.
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