Marriage fraud for immigration is a heartbreaking con! Foreigners use it to shortcut access and citizenship… often to the US or Canada. Do the authorities step in to remove them when the fraud is reported? Of course not!
Trespass over a border…. it’s a quick trip back to your homeland. Trespass into someone’s life, no problem! Dennis McIntyre learned the hard way!
Dennis just wanted to learn Spanish when he searched for a language teacher on the internet. He got a whole lot more when he discovered the catphish profile posted by the woman he decided to marry. She was Mexican, a college graduate and an accountant…. so he thought! The only truth was, she was Mexican. Once he learned of her deceit, a child was in the picture, so he hung on as long as he could to raise his daughter in a family.
His wife accomplished her goal of permanent residence. Despite the concept of moral turpitude that’s supposed to impact immigration cases, nothing was done by the authorities to apply the brakes to the immigration process. Could be because even though the fraud was exposed, McIntyre’s wife and he now had a daughter, a US citizen, so the application of a waiver would be likely in her case.
McIntyre created a facebook page, Marriage Fraud for Immigration, that serves as a beacon for countless, similar cases.
So how do we stop #marriage/immigration fraud?
Obviously, immigration laws are too convoluted to deter would-be offenders. But immigration fraud is not the only crime that transpires in these cases. The victim who is scammed is being sexually assaulted by the hoax as well. The enactment of sexual assault by fraud laws throughout the country could throw a wet blanket over an immigration scammer’s plans.
Would you con someone into marriage by false pretenses if you could go to jail for sexual assault by doing so? Yes, you’d end up with a green card…. to show off to all your new buddies on the cell block!