Should I take the risk of applying for deferred action even with false SSN issue?

Lee writes, "I have used many invented SSN at different jobs.  I have also filed taxes starting 2009.  I have everything ready in my DACA application to turn in, but the form I-765 WS is obviously giving me many headaches. I don’t know if I should just be honest and add my income and expenses (I live on my own, 25 years of age, I basically paid all the regular bills and expenses as an American average man: rent, car, bills, daily expenses, etc.).  I live on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis, therefore, I really don’t have any assets.  I have read many post and recommendations in your blog and I don’t know If I should wait for applications to be rejected or just turn mine in?  Any thoughts on this matter are extremely appreciated."

My advice would be to wait for a few months.  In immigration matters, and actually in all legal matters, honesty is the best policy.  The risks of telling a lie are huge in all immigration cases but they are particularly high in this one: there is no appeals process.  So if the prosecutor has even a little bit of doubt he can reject your application and you would not be able to do anything about it.  This is even worse than what rights someone has for a tourist visa. 

Your case is a complex one for sure.  You have a messy history with multiple SS# and then you have a taxes paper trail.  The advantage of waiting are twofold.  You can watch what happens to others and then respond accordingly.  Two, you can simply decide that you would rather wait for an amnesty that will allow you to erase your past crimes.  The last thing you want is for your application to be rejected and then also charged with identity theft and tax fraud.

In any case, I strongly encourage you to discuss this with your attorney but also think it through yourself because many attorneys simply are interested in you filing the application so that they can get paid.  So just pay for an hour of consultation first.