False Marriage Claim Uncovered by USCIS

A foreign national was recently convicted of illegally procuring citizenship on the basis of a fraudulent marriage entered into solely for immigration purposes. The foreign national paid a US citizen to marry him in order to obtain a green card. Shortly after gaining citizenship, he then divorced his US citizen wife to marry another foreign national. This case reinforces the importance of USCIS’s task of ensuring that all marriages are bona fide.