Lying About Citizenship to Get A Job Renders Alien Inadmissible

Kechkar v. Gonzales, 2007 WL 1991162 (7/11/07)(unpub'd) - An alien's lie regarding his citizenship on an employment application to a private employer, [in this case Dillard's] is a misrepresentation of citizenship for "any purpose or benefit under this chapter" under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(6)(C)(ii)(I). The quoted phrase includes trying to obtain unlawful employment. As a result, even though the alien is married to a U.S. citizen he is permanently barred from coming to this country.