The “petty offense exception” applied to a person with only one conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). Eligibility for the petty offense exception. Only one CIMT, Punishment under 6 months. Max term of imprisonment under one year.
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 anddeportable Therefore, as written, DHS could apply these … Read moreFalse Claim to U.S. Citizenship