The Board of Immigration Appeals has determined that when an applicant signs an application, it creates a strong presumption that he is aware of the contents of the application. “When an alien challenges the accuracy of the contents of a signed application, the Immigration Judge must evaluate the alien’s explanations and consider the facts of the particular case to determine whether he or she has rebutted the presumption of knowledge of the document’s contents. However, an alien may not deliberately avoid reading the application or having it explained or translated in an attempt to circumvent the presumption.

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