I provided my former employer with a fake SSN and GC. Am I required to reveal the use of these fraudulent documents to the USCIS based on Question 26 of the I-485 application? [Have you EVER committed a crime of any kind even if you were not arrested, cited, charged with or tried for that crime)? or should I withhold that information unless I am confronted with it during my marriage based I-485 interview. Please be advised that I have already answered Questions 16 and 17 in the affirmative; for having worked without DHS authorization, and also for having violated the terms and conditions of my non-immigrant status. But no details were ever offered for using fraudulent employment documents. Thanks.
Yes, you are required to answer all questions truthfully, or you will be committing another violation of making a false statement on an application.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
Not only must you respond to each of the application's questions honestly, without waiting for the USCIS to bring up the subject, but your misconduct a while ago using fraudulent documents to obtain a benefit presents serious complications. It would be a mistake to go forward with your application without consulting with an immigration attorney about the possible need to seek a waiver relating to your misconduct.
[Note: Consistent with Avvo policy, this communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.] David N. Soloway
Presenting a prepared counterfeit document would be a crime.
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