Asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: I'm a citizen.Can I petition for my child while I didn't declare her when immigrating and when filling citizenship form?

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Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: You can. If you not mentioning the child previously is a material misrepresentation it could trigger questions related to your status.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: It is a complex question that may require you submitting a test for paternity to establish that indeed your biological father of a foreign born child.

Be as it may it requires a diligent consultation on all details of your legal situation.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: The decision with withhold the identification of a daughter may challenge the basis upon which you became a lawful permanent resident! Why would you withhold this information from USCIS?

Again, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.

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Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Ridgewood, NJ

A: It is not unequivocal. There is a misrepresentation issue from your past application that will likely be triggered. At the same time, as long as you can document your parenthood, you should be able to petition for your child. A not so uncommon scenario. You should talk to an experienced lawyer.

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