Immigration Fraud Lawyer in New Jersey
Have You Been Charged with Immigration Fraud?
The subject of immigration fraud covers a wide variety of issues. From perpetrating immigration fraud by falsifying information when applying for visas or other non-immigrant or immigrant benefits, to being a victim of immigration fraud. If you have been charged with some form of immigration fraud or have found yourself to be the victim of immigration fraud, at the
Law Offices of Simone Bertollini, I can help you navigate the confusing rules and regulations that govern United States immigration law.
Representation for Those Accused of Marriage Fraud
The most common immigration fraud involves illegal or "sham" marriages. The Department of Homeland Security studies each case carefully where a family petition for immigration status is filed on behalf of an alien spouse of a United States citizen. The findings often discover applicants who have married for the purpose of obtaining United States citizenship, rather than as a true marriage.
Penalties for aliens who have committed marriage immigration fraud include the following:
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Up to $250,000 in fines
The United States citizen who is proven to have been involved in arranging sham marriages or in other immigration fraud schemes can be charged with criminal conspiracy and the fines and jail time are decided on a case by case basis. The alien will eventually be deported after serving their time in prison, but could also be deported just prior to.
A Wide Range of Experience Handling Immigration Issues
I have experience representing individuals charged with immigration fraud. In the past four years as a top-rated and accomplished New Jersey immigration attorney, I have defended
numerous cases involving immigration fraud, such as the following:
In the case, United States. v. Bjelovic et al., 14-60026-CR-COHN, my client, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was accused in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida of arranging sham marriages for Serbian immigrants. He was also accused of obtaining his U.S. Passport by fraud and faced up to 5 years in jail. After filing a motion to dismiss and a motion to suppress evidence, the U.S. Government decided to drop the charges, and the case was dismissed.
In Matter of Guzman, my client was accused of immigration fraud, after USCIS discovered that he had a child with another woman (with which he had previously had two children) while he was married to his U.S. citizen wife. The Board of Immigration Appeal upheld the USCIS decision and rejected the appeal. I then filed an appeal with the U.S. District Court. The U.S. Government decided to settle the lawsuit and to finally approve my client's case.
In Matter of Jose Terrero, my client was denied his U.S. Citizenship application for the third time after USCIS claimed that he had obtained his Green Card through fraud, misrepresentation, or USCIS mistake. After filing a request for Naturalization Hearing through Form N-336, USCIS decided to reverse its denial decision and to grant U.S. Citizenship to my client.
Call My Firm for Legal Counsel on Your Immigration Matter
If you or a loved one is being charged with some form of immigration fraud, please contact me as soon as possible for an appointment to evaluate your situation. I will be happy to answer all your questions and review your case in detail with you. As a
New Jersey immigration lawyer, I have defended many clients in cases involving immigration fraud and have prevailed on the government to withdraw the charges or allow for voluntary departure.