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Dissecting Marriage Fraud as a True Immigration Crime

Annunziata & Asllani, LLP, 6 Sherman Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA
Academic Editor: Ingrid Eagly
Received: 12 November 2015 / Revised: 7 January 2016 / Accepted: 2 February 2016 / Published: 24 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Immigration Law and Criminal Justice)
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Marriage fraud is considered a true immigration crime in that not only does it carry penalties related to an immigrant’s status, but also severe penal consequences under federal law. This paper seeks to explore how a case of marriage fraud is discovered, investigated and prosecuted by immigration officials, and, ultimately, by the judicial system. The paper focuses on recent immigration law developments and lays out a blueprint of a marriage fraud case under the 1986 Marriage Fraud Amendments to the Immigration and Naturalization Act. View Full-Text
Keywords: marriage fraud; immigration law; criminal law; USCIS; citizenship; green card marriage fraud; immigration law; criminal law; USCIS; citizenship; green card
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