Posts Tagged ‘marriage fraud’

Fort Bragg Soldiers Guilty of Marriage/Immigration Fraud

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), marriage fraud accounts for approximately 37% of illegal immigration. Spouses of both U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible, through slightly different processes with varying time frames, to become U.S. Permanent Residents and eventual citizens. On October 6, 2009, Sgt. Wesly Farris and Stephen Schneider pleaded [...]


The Fort Worth Madam: Matchmaking Fraud

On September 23, 2009, Ms. Maria Refugia Camarillo, a 72-year-old grandmother, was sentenced to serve 44 months in federal prison for operating a marriage fraud ring from 1980s until 2008. Ms. Camarillo had been investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector [...]