Fresh US immigrants that want to open up a bank account as soon as possible generally face impediments like needing to profile a proof of address/residency. This comes in the form of utility bills or other contracts older than 30/60 days, which immigrants who just landed for a few days, have no way of providing those.
Asking other people who have faced the same challenge, they said to try open up an account with a "non-resident" status and update the status after some time (few months). The reasoning behind this being that the conditions for opening an account as a non-resident are more relaxed.
I'm asking if declaring yourself to the bank as a non-immigrant when you are an immigrant, is safe from a legal point of view? *For example, LPR (Lawful Permanent Residents) must not declare themselves as non-residents when filling tax returns! (it's grounds for deportation).