False Claims of Citizenship Can Render Aliens Inadmissible

The Legal Intelligencer Blog

There are many aliens in the United States today, both legally and illegally, who are faced with the dilemma of supporting either themselves or their families financially, both here in the United States and back home in their country of origin. The conflict that these aliens face is determining exactly how they are planning to survive while here in the U.S. Many aliens are here on B-2 Tourist Visas.  Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, any alien present in the U.S. on a B-2 Visa is prohibited from accepting employment while visiting the U.S.

Unfortunately, despite this prohibition, there are some aliens who have secured or attempted to secure employment while only holding a B-2 Tourist Visa.  Some aliens have done this by making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to a private employer on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  This is a costly mistake that will not only…

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