Inadmissible and deportable for making a false claim to U.S. citizenship. INA § 212(a)(6)(C)(ii); INA §237(a)(3)(D).
A person who falsely represents or has falsely represented themselves to be a U.S.
citizen for any purpose or benefit under the INA or any other federal or state law is inadmissible and
deportable Therefore, as written, DHS could apply these provisions to a broad range of scenarios,
including someone who is underage and uses the U.S. passport of an older friend to get into a bar and
have a drink, someone who votes in an election not realizing that they are not permitted to vote, or
someone who falsely claims to be a citizen in filling out an I-9 to get employment. There is a limited
and narrow statutory exception for certain children of U.S. citizens.
INA § 212(a)(6)(C); INA § 237(a)(3)(D).
INA § 212(a)(6)(C)(ii)(II); INA § 237(a)(3)(D)(ii)