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OI 287.8 False claims of citizenship.
Apparent violations of 18 U.S.C. 911. If an apparent violation of 18 U.S.C. 911, relating to false claims of citizenship, is indicated the Service may complete the required investigation. It is not necessary to refer the facts to any other Government investigating agency, although it is to be understood that other agencies of the Department of Justice may take investigative action on such apparent violations which may come to their attention.
Fraudulent Document Center. A Fraudulent Document Center was established in 1958 to develop measures to combat false claims to United States citizenship by Mexican aliens. The Center was updated in 1979 to include aliens of all nationalities who are documented false claims to U.S. citizenship. The Center is located at the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) as part of the INtegrated Combined Systems (ICS) (INS). ICS (INS) will furnish information to assist Service officers in conducting investigations a
nd obtaining evidence, compile statistics to determine the scope of the problem, and assemble and coordinate information pertaining to false claimants by indexing known and suspected violators.
Communications should be sent by any method to the Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso Intelligence Center, 2211 East Missouri Street, El Paso, Texas 79903, attention ICS (INS). Replies will be made direct.
Birth and baptismal certificates used by aliens to support false claims to United States citizenship shall be forwarded to the center with copies of reports and Form G-329 containing details of the fraud. An executed unfolded fingerprint chart, and a photograph of the alien if available, shall also be furnished to provide a means to rapidly and positively identify suspected repeaters. If the original documents must be retained for any reason, photographic or facsimile copies will be sent instead. The
rmofax copies are not acceptable. When the document presented by the alien is genuine, but pertains to another person, complete biographical and family information regarding the person to whom the document actually pertains should be included, if available.
The Center will cross reference the name on the document, the name of the alien using the document, the name of the issuing official, and the office of issuance. In delayed birth certificate cases the names of witnesses and the notary public or other officials administering the oath or accepting the documents for filing will also be cross referenced. As the need arises, additional data will be indexed and tabulated.
In cases where a doubtful claim to United States citizenship exists but the matter cannot be resolved while the claimant is readily available, the Service officer may consult INS records or other reliable sources of information to determine if alienage can be established. On occasion, Service officers forward fingerprint charts to the FBI when the individual claiming United States citizenship voluntarily agrees to be fingerprinted. When either the FBI return, INS record, or other record source reflect
s and apparent violation of 18 U.S.C. 911, an investigation shall be conducted to ascertain the person's whereabouts. If efforts fail to locate a person whose record reflects he is in the United States in violation of law, a copy of the memorandum or investigative report containing factual details of the violation shall be forwarded to the Center for indexing and retention. The information will be processed at the Center in the manner set forth in the preceding paragraph.
The Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Deputy Director - EPIC) will notify State Registrars or other issuing officials when a determination of fraud has been made so that the record may e flagged or the certificate cancelled.
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