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NJ Immigration Fraud Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | May 23, 2023
(Last Updated On: May 23, 2023)

Last Updated on: 23rd May 2023, 11:38 am

Overcoming the Hurdles of Immigration Fraud Charges in the United States

Moving to the United States is undeniably challenging, especially given the countless rules and regulations surrounding naturalization, obtaining a visa, and ever-changing laws. Unintentionally breaching the law can have profound consequences; thousands of people get investigated for immigration fraud and face federal-level prosecution. If you find yourself entangled in immigration fraud charges, acquiring competent legal help is absolutely crucial.

A Deeper Look into Immigration Fraud

Immigration fraud refers to any deceitful act committed during the immigration process. This encompasses a wide range of scenarios, such as:

  • Lying on immigration forms
  • Obtaining citizenship via a sham marriage
  • Entering a fraudulent marriage to help someone else gain citizenship
  • Misrepresenting one’s immigration status to an employer
  • Filling out a visa application using someone else’s identity
  • Committing perjury or forgery

Severe Punishments for Immigration Fraud

The repercussions of being convicted of immigration fraud can be extremely harsh, with the specifics of your case determining the extent of the punishment. For instance, a fraudulent marriage to gain citizenship could result in up to five years in prison or a hefty $250,000 fine. Those caught forging documents are at risk of facing a 25-year prison sentence. In more severe cases, like committing immigration fraud with the intention of engaging in drug trafficking or terrorist activities, prison time could even extend to 20 years.

However, serving time in prison and paying fines are not the only penalties for immigration fraud. A criminal record with immigration fraud could detrimentally impact your ability to secure a job, apply for government benefits, and even find housing. The most devastating consequence, however, would be getting deported from the United States.

Asserting Your Defense against Immigration Fraud Charges

Hiring an experienced attorney is the best way to protect your rights when facing immigration fraud charges. A skilled lawyer can employ a variety of defenses, including:

Defense Explanation
Proper documentation You and your attorney can present valid documents to prove your innocence.
Lack of knowledge You were unaware that you were committing a crime.
Lack of intent You did not deliberately commit immigration fraud.
Legal marriage You are legally married.
Duress Immigration fraud was committed under duress.
Entrapment A law enforcement agent coerced you into committing immigration fraud.
Insufficient evidence There is insufficient evidence to prove that you committed a crime.
Illegal search and seizure Evidence used against you was obtained during an illegal search.

Taking Immediate Action when Faced with Immigration Fraud Charges

When facing immigration fraud charges, you will receive letters from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is crucial not to ignore these letters and to start taking action as soon as possible. Avoid speaking to investigators since they may use any information obtained against you. Instead, getting in touch with a New Jersey immigration fraud attorney should be your first course of action.

Complexities of Immigration Fraud Cases

Given the potential problems that can stem from immigration fraud, cases are usually taken extremely seriously and can often escalate to federal court. With the possibility of involving multiple parties from various countries and linguistic backgrounds, cases can become even more complicated. The presence of criminal acts further complicates immigration fraud cases.

Upon contacting our adept attorneys, they will assume responsibility for your case, meticulously analyzing all collected evidence. They will strive to prevent your case from reaching federal court, aiming to reach a settlement and minimize penalties. By enlisting the help of our seasoned lawyers, you significantly increase your prospects of overcoming the tremendous challenges posed by immigration fraud charges in the United States.

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