USCIS – the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has played a crucial role in the detection and conviction of a fraud marriage scheme in Miami. A Jamaican national Michael Roy Fraser has been convicted in this multi-year fraud case after an investigation.
The announcement in this regard was made jointly by multiple officers of the US administration. These include Southern District of Florida US Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg, Miami Field Office US ICE HSI Special Agent In-charge Mark Selby, and Caribbean District Director USCIS Miami Linda M. Swacina.
The conviction of Fraser was held on 25 April at a trial for procuring US Citizenship illegally. This was by violating United States Code, Section 1425(a) Title 18, as quoted by the USCIS GOV. It also included violating United States Code, Section 1423 Title 18 for misuse of proof of citizenship.
The evidence offered for the case elaborated on the fraud committed by Fraser. He paid a US national around 10,000 dollars for a fraudulent marriage in 2007. This was for illegally obtaining US residency and eligibility for naturalization. Fraser obtained residency and became a US national in 2013 based on the fake marriage.
Fraser filed a divorce against his US wife within 2 months of obtaining the US passport. He later quickly married the mother of his kid who is a citizen of Jamaica. He then filed migration petition to obtain legal US PR for his child and Jamaican national wife.
A USCIS officer noted several discrepancies during the assessment of the PR application for the Jamaican spouse of Fraser. This finally resulted in detecting his fraud. The officer specifically observed that the new Jamaican national spouse of Fraser claimed to have been residing with him when Fraser claimed that he was married to his former US national spouse.
The investigating officer also detected that the Jamaican spouse and Fraser together had a child that was born 12 months after the fake marriage of Fraser.
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