Should you remain completely honest about current unauthorized employment within the US while filing i 130?
Yes, that is always advisable when filing out government applications.
Kindly note that if you are going to file for a marriage based green card, periods of unauthorized employment do not court against you and you will not get penalized for it.
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It is never acceptable to provide false information when requesting a benefit with USCIS. If you are concerned that your honest response on a form or in an interview may cause complications in your case, I highly recommend that you discuss your situation with an attorney. Every case is different, and hiring someone to guide you through the process may be the best option.
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You need to disclose all the info; it doesn't really hurt you if you are married to the US citizen. If you are untruthful: that can hurt you a lot.
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