An individual or entity may be found guilty of immigration document fraud. Crimes of this nature refer to the manufacture, sale or use of counterfeit identity documents, including:
- Fake driver’s licenses
- Birth certificates
- Social security cards
Immigration benefit fraud pertains to acts involving the misrepresentation or omission of certain facts when applying for immigration benefits such as U.S. citizenship, political asylum or a visa. Marriage fraud, one of the most common forms of immigration benefit fraud, involves illegal immigrants using fraudulent marriages with U.S. citizens in order to gain green cards and citizenship.
To counter immigration frauds, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established in March 2003 by the Department of Homeland Security. ICE enforces the immigration customs and laws of the United States and investigates a wide range of domestic and international activities which might lead to the violation of immigration laws.
If you or someone you know is accused of immigration fraud and is under federal or state investigation for this type of crime, contact a qualified federal criminal defense attorney at Shemaria Law Offices. . We are experts at solving these types of cases and work diligently to ensure your rights are protected. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 424-285-5988 or 800-898-9555 toll free, or send us a note.