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If you know someone who paid to get married to get there papers.in

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if you know someone who paid to get married to get there papers.in the end they divorce the person as part of the deal.can that person get in trouble? even if 5 years have pasted and they already have there s.s# ***** they are well in the system as a resident with a child?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.
HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard. There is a 5 year statute of limitations on bringing charges in such a criminal matter. And while it was argued in court that the 5 years would not begin to run until the discovery of the fraud, the Eleventh Circuit saw differently, and held that a fraudulent marriage was not a continuing offense, but rather was completed upon the marriage, or, "marriage." Because a specific statute of limitations had not been referenced, the default would be 5 years, which had already passed by that time.Therefore, I suggest, that in your scenario the charges would be barred by a 5 year statute of limitations and in essence the answer to your question is no.