You’ve been waiting for the opportunity to move permanently to the United States for years. Finally, you’ve saved up the money and got the ball rolling.
There are just a few more boxes to check, as well as the immigration interview process. You’ve heard a lot about “being of good moral character”, which has you slightly panicked. You’re not quite sure what this means exactly, or what U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers expect of you.
In reality, they just want to get a sense of who you truly are and how you will contribute to the United States. As long as you’re a law-abiding person, there is nothing to worry about. You may be tempted to exaggerate during the interview process, but this is a bad idea and could jeopardize your application.
Fraud and misrepresentation
There is a difference between making an honest mistake and lying. You might have been confused over a question and given the wrong answer in error. Once this has been ironed out, it is unlikely to be held against you. However, if you’ve intentionally exaggerated or attempted to deceive immigration officers, this could spell serious trouble for your application. In fact, you could end up being inadmissible to ever receive a green card or visa.
Asserting your legal rights
The immigration process can be complex and nuanced, but with the appropriate guidance, you can soon be well on your way to obtaining residency in the United States. If you’re experiencing any difficulties, be sure to take a closer look at your legal options.