But now, DHS and DOS has announced that a false claim pursuant to 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) will only be supported if the false claim was "knowingly" made. Huge change!
There is also now a separate affirmative defense if the claim was made while the individual was under age 18!
This is a huge policy change that will positively affect thousands of people that were brought as minors, some as babies where a relative presented a US birth certificate or a US passport on their behalf.
Before they were permanently barred, now they have an opportunity to overcome afalse claim.