Back in 2008 I applied for a job with a fake social security number, However on the I-9 form I checked the US citizen box, I was undocumented at that time. When DACA came out for the first time a lawyer told me the consequence for doing this mistake, which I didn't know at the time, and decided that it was better for me not to apply. A second lawyer told me to apply anyway, I thought I was going to be denied because of that mistake, however I was still accepted and I even renew my DACA with no problem. Does that mean USCIS never find out about this? I thought they were going to find out once they do a background check for DACA. How can I prepare in the future if this would affect me later on?
Using a fake social security number is a type of fraud. Claiming to be a USC results in a lifetime bar to adjusting status in the USA. It is likely that the USCIS does not know of these actions or you would not have been granted DACA.
Did you truthfully indicate on your DACA application that you had falsely claimed to be a US citizen? If so, an alert CIS officer would have denied your application. Did you conceal the fact onyoujr DACA application that you had falsely claimed US citizenship? If so, you may have made matters worse. Concealment of a material fact, on top of a false claim of citizenship would bar you from receiving immigration benefits. I hope for your sake that you did have the assistance of a competent and experienced immigration attorney and that you were truthful at all times. If
you did your DACA on your own, best to consult with an experienced immigration attorney without delay.
Committing fraud could result in jail time and/or deportation. You should assume that this could be discovered in the future and might affect your immigration status in the US.
The above reply is not actual legal advice and should be construed as such; this reply does not constitute an attorney client relationship and is offered only for general informational purposes. Please consult an attorney for more detailed and personalized assistance.
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