Lanham, MD asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: I sponsored a child to come to the USA about three years ago,and no Paternity Testing was required by immigration

I sponsored a child to come to the USA about three years ago,and no Paternity Testing was required by immigration.I've since discovered through DNA that he's not my biological child.

Do I have a responsibility to notify USCIS?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Dawn Chere Sequeira
Dawn Chere Sequeira
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bethesda, MD

A: It is always a good idea to notify USCIS, but there will probably be repercussions (e.g. child is put into removal proceedings). However, if this error is not corrected it will continue to be propagated (e.g. when he goes to naturalize). The fact is that you now have knowledge to an issue that is "material" (if USCIS knew before making the decision, it would not have approved the case).

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