Ridgewood, N.J. – One of the major reasons that Citizenship is denied to applicants is because they have made a “false claim to U.S. Citizenship”.
Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak Law Group, P.C., an international Immigration Law Firm (with Offices in NY, NJ and affiliated offices in Canada and Mumbai) recently heard that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have stated that they will amend the Field Manual and the Foreign Affairs Manual to reflect the following position:
(1) Only a knowingly false claim can support a charge that an individual is inadmissible under section 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The individual claiming not to know that the claim to citizenship was false has the burden of establishing this affirmative defense by the appropriate standard of proof (for applicants for admission or adjustment, “clearly and beyond doubt”).
(2) A separate affirmative defense is that the individual was (a) under the age of 18 at the time of the false citizenship claim; and (b) at that time lacked the capacity to understand and appreciate the nature and consequences of a false claim to citizenship. The individual must establish this claim by the appropriate standard of proof (for applicants for admission or adjustment, “clearly and beyond doubt”).
For more information about applying for Citizenship in the U.S. on Form N-400 or for an analysis of Nationality or Citizenship issues in the U.S., please feel free to contact the Immigration Lawyers and Attorneys at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 201-670-0006 (x107).