HSI cracks down on “Sham Marriages” by illegal immigrants

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:16pm

HSI Agents with ICE are cracking down after a man is arrested for paying a woman to marry him to gain his citizenship status.

A Mexican national, who was living in New Mexico, remains in federal custody following his arrest March 27.

20 year-old, Abraham Mejia used a border crossing card to enter the US but paid an 18-year-old woman $4,000 dollars to help him get his resident alien card.

Mejia was arrested for knowingly entering marriage to illegally obtain immigration benefits.

HSI says they deal with at least one of these types of cases a month.


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