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FRAUD / MISREPRESENTATION

Fraud & Misrepresentation Ground of Inadmissibility

Inadmissibility for fraud or misrepresentation under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(6)(C)(i) (2018).

Willful Misrepresentation

Matter of O-M-O-, 28 I&N Dec. 191, 196 (BIA 2021)

Cooper v. Harris, 137 S. Ct. 1455, 1465 (2017)

Matter of MENSAH, 28 I&N Dec. 288 (BIA 2021)

Link to case

Materiality of a Statement

See Matter of Munroe, 26 I&N Dec. 428, 430 (BIA 2014).

Matter of MENSAH, 28 I&N Dec. 288 (BIA 2021)

Link to case

Authority to Inquire into Bona Fides of Marriage at Adjustment of Status

See MARRIAGE FRAUD for more on this.

Matter of Bosuego

Matter of Bosuego, 17 I&N Dec. 125 (BIA 1979, 1980)

In Matter of Bosuego, the Board concluded that the materiality requirement in former section 212(a)(19) was satisfied if one of the following was true:

1. “The alien is excludable on the true facts”; or

2. “The misrepresentation tends to shut off a line of inquiry which is relevant to the alien’s eligibility and which might well have resulted in a proper determination that he be excluded.” Id. at 127.

Matter of Y-L-

Matter of Y-L-, 24 I&N Dec. 151, 159 (BIA 2007) [PDF version]

Matter of D-R-

Matter of D-R-, 25 I&N Dec. 445 (BIA 2011) (“Matter of D-R- 2011”) [PDF version]

Matter of KAGUMBAS, 28 I&N Dec. 400 (BIA 2021)

An Immigration Judge has the authority to inquire into the bona fides of a marriage when considering an application for adjustment of status under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1255(a) (2018).

FULL DECISION

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