They have to be truthful, but that truth has to be carefully explained. Schedule a private consultation with a competent immigration attorney in your area.
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They have to tell the truth.
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This certainly sounds like something an experienced immigration lawyer needs to go other and advice before anything is submitted to the immigration.
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I agree that they have to be honest and specific on the application.
Regardless, in a case like this, I would recommend that they meet with an immigration attorney and have the attorney evaluate the case and go over what may happen at the N-400 interview. N-400 interviews sometimes become opportunities for the government to review green card applications and applicants sometimes end up not only with a denial of the N-400 application, but with the issuance of a notice to go before the immigration judge. They could help avoid potential problems by having an attorney help them with the process and evaluate any risks.
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