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I have a is citizen friend who got talked into marriage

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I have a is citizen friend who got talked into marriage fraud for green card. Is it too late to help him or is he already punishable by law? Can he get immunity if he confess?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: He is a US citizen in my state
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Ny
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I'm not sure. I just found out and didn't have a chance to talk him out of it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Sam replied 11 months ago.


This is Samuel. I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

Expert:  Sam replied 11 months ago.

So your friend was deceived by the person he married?

Expert:  Sam replied 11 months ago.

If your friend was truly in love with this person and did not partake in the marriage for the purpose of the green card, then only the person who committed the fraud would be accountable. The crime upon conviction is a felony offense and carries a possible prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000, and applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens who perpetrate this crime.

But if your friend was unaware and as I said, was truly marrying for love, then I suggest charges would not be brought.

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