Don’t say you are US citizen and don’t vote unless you are!

There are extremely harsh and unforgiving penalties against immigrants who claim (in almost any way) to be a US citizen or who vote in (almost any) local, state or federal election in the US. The Board of Immigration Appeals recently upheld a removal (deportation) order against an immigrant (not a US ciitzen) who did not realize that voting was unlawful. For more information see Matter of Fitzpatrick, 26 I&N Dec. 559 (BIA 2015).