Marriage Fraud & Green Card Scam

Marriage Fraud is the Sociopath’s Dream.
Green Card Scam in the U.S.A. is a Notch in their Belt.

passport2Marriage fraud and green card scam are nothing to a sociopath. A sociopath has no problem lying – in fact they do it all day long. If their lies cross into committing criminal acts to gain what they’re after, they’re really okay with that. Marriage fraud – attained by true love scam – to carry out green card scam is an incredibly common con sociopaths pursue – and complete – successfully. There are a few factors playing into their success.

Green Card Fraud is a Piece of Cake for a Sociopath

1) They know the ropes; they know about marriage fraud & green card scam. It’s their job.
2) We don’t. – We don’t know from marriage fraud and green card scam. We’re in love.
3) U.S. immigration sides with the U.S. citizen; they support our “love” and our application.

One and Two are pretty obvious, right? Number 3 is a little surprising.

Immigration – USCIS – is a bit romantic. They begin the application review from the stance that the  American citizen deserves the benefit of their spouse living along side them in the United States. The USCIS officials maintain this position through to the interview and final decision. In other words: They want our application to work out. We file with our spouse to sponsor them as a family member. USCIS wants us to be able to live with our spouse in the U.S. They want to hand out green cards. The application process with USCIS isn’t as intimidating as urban myth leads us to believe. Getting a green card can be quite simple.

This may not be what we think immediately… We all hear: Immigration is tough! We’ve all heard stories of the couple who fought for years to be together in North America. — What we don’t realize is how many stories of couples there are who finish the process within 3 to 4 months with no trouble at all. – This is the vast majority of applicants. Obtaining a green card through a spouse is falls under getting a green card through family. This process, if successful, grants a first “green card” – conditional adjusted status – and is good for two years. This is the prize of the marriage fraud. It begins with filing form I-458. It can end up costing about $2,500 (2016 estimate) if you use a low budget attorney, including them coming to the USCIS interview with you.

With it the immigrant is legal. They can work (Ha!), live, drive, have a car, rent or buy property, travel in and out, even get food stamps. They cannot vote in political elections – they must pay taxes. They are not yet U.S. citizens. They do not have a U.S. passport. — And contrary to some word on the street: Having a baby born in the U.S  does not make the foreign parent a U.S. citizen or give them legal rights to be here. The child is a U.S. citizen by birth. The foreign parent must file for adjusted conditional status with form I-458 along with their U.S. citizen spouse.

Before the 2 year green card expires another application, form I75-1, and more fees must be filed by our scamming spouse in order to remove conditions from their green card so that they can stay for 10 more years and during that time take citizenship. — That is the big enchilada they’re shooting for.

Typically you need to still be married to remove conditions. This application is filed solely by the green card scamming spouse, but they must prove that the marriage is good and was entered into in good faith. However – sorry to say – in some cases after a divorce from the U.S. spouse who sponsored them, the green card scammer is able to get conditions on their status removed, obtain their 10 year green card and have the opportunity to take citizenship. — Most sociopaths won’t want to risk it if there’s been trouble or their mask has slipped for you to see. They really like to stay away from jail, deportation and things that officially besmirch their reputations.

 USCIS and ICE are fully aware of marriage fraud as a green card scam.
Green card fraud is committed through marriage fraud.
Some arranged & agreed on by both parties – sometimes for money.
Others, 100% scam. The U.S. citizen, a victim of marriage fraud.

dc6KqxKc9USCIS is aware of marriage fraud – naturally – its’ a big part of their job. A U.S. citizen who marries someone for the sole purpose of helping that person get a green card – maybe even does it for a few bucks… is breaking U.S. law. It’s illegal. It’s fraud. They both could be in huge trouble. — Being tricked into a marriage we thought was real by a green card scammer who’s only intention was to gain access to the U.S. is a crime – on them. We as victims of fraud are not accountable for the scammer’s crime.

Here’s a list of several of the red flags USCIS looks out for. They are things like age difference, marrying quickly, and other rather obvious ideas. — But guess what? Couples make it through with as many as even 7 of these red flags waving.  – Officials aren’t immune to a sociopath’s charms and the effect of the sociopath is so all-encompassing victims defend them right through the red tape and intense scrutiny of USCIS, believing all the time in their spouse and their love. The USCIS interview is basic and pretty much what one would think; this is enough to detect fraud. If USCIS suspects fraud the interview may be longer or in separate rooms. ICE provides an online PDF on marriage fraud saying:

Marriage fraud is: Neither victimless nor limited in scope, the crime of marriage fraud is anything but a trivial matter. Types of marriage fraud include: A foreign national defrauds a U.S. citizen who believes the marriage is legitimate.

Each word in this statement has significance.

The brochure goes on to say:

Further Consequences U.S. citizens who enter into fraudulent marriages assume great personal liability. The foreign spouse may gain access to sensitive, personal information including, but not limited to, bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, retirement and investment accounts, personal identity information, and family heirlooms.

Here’s the USCIS Marriage Fraud Brochure in full.

By Law Our Spouse Can Steal Our Things.

This, my dears, is the a horrifying reality in the deep sorrow, grief and loss of marriage fraud. Once we realize the whole thing was a crime rather than a romance we’re better off … but we grieve as victims of a crime that goes unrecognized and unpunished. – The money, the belongings, the irreplaceable jewelry, property, investments, stocks… anything we have they will take. And can take. In several states, once we’re married, what’s theirs is ours — and what is ours is theirs. It’s called community property. — In a divorce property is split no matter who owned it first. In an annulment we each take our own things and it’s considered we were never legally married. Read about each here.

During marriage, as a legal spouse in 9 states, they have the right to take, use, sell spend or distribute our belongings, monies, valuables, stocks, property, etc. in any way they like. Legally. By law, –they can steal from us. Our life savings may be $6,000 or 6 million – they will help themselves to our last dollar before we know what is really going on. They can use our credit cards until the cashier is ordered to cut them up. And it’s not a crime. They can take out a loan leaving us responsible. Buy a car and add our name – leaving us in debt and holding the bag.

Divorce a Sociopath? Or Get an Annulment?

Annulment is given only in a few specific cases. Like fraud. Lying about another current marriage or domestic partner, concealing a vasectomy, infertility or impotence undisclosed before the marriage, and green card scam. More can be seen here on the topic. Do research for the annulment laws where you live.

Marriage fraud and green card scams are carried out in choice target countries. One destination very high on the list is the U.K. – here’s support with marriage scammers in the U.K. Holland is another country of choice.

Bottom line, a green card scammer wants any Passport.
One that takes them to a richer, riper, more free country.
Or out of the country where people are after them.

Report the Scamming Sociopath to USCIS and the FBI

For those scammed in the USA immediately report the scam to USCIS. The green card holder is meant to report any address change; you can bet they won’t. We can do that. If we met and married our foreign spouse within the U.S. write a letter to the officer we interviewed with for the green card process and the director of the immigration center. Be straightforward and open-hearted. 1) We were in love when we married. 2) We found out we were tricked; they did not marry us “in good faith”. 3) They moved out. Give any address or contact information we have on our runaway scammer. 4) Let them know we no longer agree that this person should have adjusted status in United States. 5) Tell them anything we feel pertinent: like evidence of their criminal and fraudulent behavior and lies.

Contrary to word on the street:
We will not be held accountable for any scamming husband or wife.
We will not go to jail. We will not have to pay their rent and feed them.
We owe them nothing. We are not responsible for their crime.

Some of us meet a scammer outside our own country – in that scammers country of origin or residence. The scammer may come into the U.S. on a fiance VISA. This is a different process than meeting and marrying and applying for benefits all within the U.S. – Either way – report as soon as we realize we are married to a con man. Report to USCIS and Homeland Security where you live or in the largest city near you. Find office locations here.

Information to Report to USCIS on the Scamming Sociopath

The con man or woman’s full name.
Give their “A” Number, the number assigned to them by USCIS.
Copies of, or numbers from any birth certificate, Passports from any country, drivers’license from any country or state.
Social Security numbers or other state or country ID’s.
Car license plate.
VIN number if you have it, make and model of their car.
A recent full face photo.
Bank account numbers and the bank name or routing number.
All addresses you’re aware they use or have used.
And all versions of their name.
Telephone numbers.
Facebook page link.
Other social media or websites they have.
Friends or other wives names and contact information.

You get the idea. Give them everything you’ve got that could possibly lead them to him or her or be used to ID him if he’s travelling. – If you don’t have all this, don’t worry, give them what you do have.

Tell USCIS immediately when we discover the love is not real. Even though it’s our word against anyone else’s give them complete information. Let them know what was stolen: dollar amounts, property, jewelry; the debt we’re left in because of them. — USCIS can’t arrest them for theft or defrauding us directly, but the information will be attached to their permanent file following them everywhere they go in the world. If they try to get another U.S. green card, or if any countries authorities have any future reason to look into them — and undoubtedly they will – the history will be there. The day will come when our International true love scammers will be caught for marriage fraud, for green card scam. For being monsters.

Scamming USCIS is no small crime. The more information we give, the clearer we can be, with copies of previous annulments, divorces or attempts at adjusting immigration status before their green card scam using us, the better.

Let USCIS know the date he or she has moved on. Straight out declare that they did not marry us in good faith. Report the status of your impending divorce or annulment. Give them the contact information of the attorney handling this, or our intentions in this matter. Here is USCIS: – There is nothing more we have to do. We will not be punished. We will not be arrested. We are not responsible for the fleeing con man spouse.

Our deepest loss will be our trust in – well – a lot of things for a while.
We lose our heart, a piece of our soul.
And things. Things that mattered to us.
And we recover. We are renewed.

After making the report – that’s it. USCIS will not tell us if they investigate, apprehend or arrest or deport the marriage-frauding, green-card-scamming fiend. They can’t by law. The good part is this: We know we followed through. We took the steps to protect ourselves. —  And hopefully, hopefully to weigh down the movements of the monster with facts and a paper trail of their malevolent, diabolical acts. Hopefully we’ve taken some of the flexibility and range out of their criminal life-stealing, soul-raping madness. And best of all:  We are free.

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