Noncitizens do not realize how easy it is to get in serious trouble for making false claims to citizenship. If you or a loved one was charged with this offense, it is wise to contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible.

False claims to citizenship is a federal offense, and it is likely that you might face deportation as well as many criminal consequences. You need Jonathan A. Bartell, Attorney with Margaret W. Wong & Associates, on your side. We have guided numerous clients through both the process of immigration and criminal defense. We understand the intricacies of the law, and how best to protect our clients from serious criminal consequences. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation, and to learn about how we can help you.

Citizenship Fraud

There are serious risks involved in falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen, including deportation. There are several ways that noncitizens can make a false claim, including:

  • Claiming to be a U.S. citizen on a job application
  • Registering to vote in an election
  • Indicating that you are a U.S. citizen on an I-9 Employment Eligibility form
  • Claiming to be a U.S. citizen on a student loan application
  • Claiming to be a U.S. citizen on a mortgage loan application

There are certain exceptions and effective defenses to a false claim to citizenship. You need to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer as soon as possible. We will fight to protect you from both immigration consequences and criminal penalties.