VICTIMS OF IMMIGRATION FRAUD
This is a story about marriage fraud squared, about it threatening to reach from one generation to the next. I am leaving out the names
A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about one-sided marriage fraud, in which a citizen or resident alien believing it is love is duped
USCIS Plays Critical Role in Investigation Leading to the Arrest of New York Immigration Attorney for Immigration Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
NEW YORK—Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Glenn Sorge, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office
WHY IS THIS ISSUE A CONCERN?
Some provisions of the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) are being used by foreign national spouses to bypass the immigration laws of the United States. The K-1 Fiancée visa system has a loophole that encourages false allegations of domestic abuse. The accuser is given an incentive to self petition themselves into the United States (VAWA I 360 exception) these same provisions also deny an American spouse a fair opportunity to present a defense to the USCIS when an allegation of abuse is made by a foreign spouse, whether it is a man or a woman. The lives of American citizens are being destroyed both emotionally and financially. Their reputations are being shattered within their communities.
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” – Samuel Adams
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke