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Friday, December 18, 2009

Difference between Lying & Document Fraud


     Document fraud includes creating, possessing, using, etc. a document for the purpose of an immigration benefit.  Importantly, this author would argue that possessing a false driver's license is not document fraud because driving is not an immigration benefit.  However, telling an authority that the driver's license is valid is definitely a willful misrepresentation.  A foreign national can be denied entry into the U.S. or be denied residency for document fraud or willful misrepresentation. 
     As already discussed, a waiver can be obtained for a lie (misrepresentation).  However, when the authorities have imposed a monetary fine for document fraud, that waiver is not available.  Practically the only light at the end of the document fraud tunnel is that Immigration has stated through memos that they will not prosecute a foreign national for document fraud is s/he has applied for adjustment of status (residency, green card).

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