This is one of those situations which are very fact specific. You should speak to an immigration lawyer in order to outline all the relevant facts. Legal advice is only as good as the information it relies on, and it could do more harm than good if the facts are not fully explored. Good luck!
I agree with my colleague. What you describe does sound as though it would be construed as a false claim of USC. Do contact an experienced immigration attorney for guidance.
J Thomas Smith
I agree with my colleagues that you should discuss this in more detail with an immigration lawyer. The DACA application does not include a question about false claims to U.S. citizenship, but you are right to be concerned about this before exposing yourself to the government.
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yes it was a false claim and yes you can apply for daca, find an attorney
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