Someone i am dating is in a bad situation and i am trying to help them and not sure how to handle this. The person who was their "sponsor" talked them into marrying their cousin to get citizen ship faster but the guy ended up still having to be his sponsor because the girl quit working. He now is treating him like a "personal slave" and does not like that fact we are dating. He has thrown his clothes in the trash and everything but will not let him go. I have offered to become his sponsor and help him out of this horrible situation with living with these crazy people. He also has not been able to find a job after recently being laid off and this guy keeps telling him that if he does not find a job that immigration can come get him and send him back anyway.I assume he is from a "bad place" in Columbia and desperately wants to stay here so he is trying to keep the situation calm but its not possible. Today i was actually able to catch a glimpse of what he has to deal with.
State/Country relating to question: Virginia
Nothing at this point, i do not want to be the reason he could get deported. According to him, he only has one year of marriage left to this girl to become legal. We would not be able to get married because we are gay and its not recognized. How should i proceed? They have even destroyed some of his documents threating him and told him the only way to stay is get married to a girl.
He is engaging in immigration fraud as is the wife. If he is caught hye can charged with marriage fraud and the crime is punishable by 5 years in jail and $250,000 fine. That is probably why he is allowing the abuse - he is afraid of getting caught.
As for your ability to help your bf, there really isn't anything you can do to help him with his immigration process if he is not willing to allow you to be the financial sponsor. That is a very serious obligation where you sign a contract with the government to reimburse it for any means tested benefits he may collect for the next 10 years.
This marriage is probably his only chance to become legal and he obviously risking a lot to try to stay here.
I'm not sure you should proceed with anything, it is your bf's decision to make.
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He will allow me to become his sponsor but the current sponsor who is the wife's cousin keeps threating to call immigration and tell them about the marriage fraud. 1. If the guy who arranged the current married (the current sponsor) called immigration to expose the marriage, can he also get in trouble for arranging the marriage?2. If i do take over to be his sponsor (i am aware of the financial responsibility, thank you for the info) will this marriage hold him back for his citizen ship and can i get into any trouble at all?3. Can he get into any trouble by not being able to get a job in any certain amount of time?
It would depend on what proof exists to show this cousin actually arranged the marriage and how willing the wife is to cooperate in the investigation because she also faces the same penalities.
Actually it is the wife's call on your becoming the sponsor. The cousin has to withdraw his Affidavit of support and you have to then be substituted.
It will call additional scrutiny to the petition.
If the fraud is discovered he will be deported.
No, he does not ever have to work.
33 yrs attorney on all nonimmigrant & immigrant visas
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