West Hempstead, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: we get married in2019 when my wife was 17 with forged paperwork, we live together, will court approve annul application?

Marriage of young age: My wife and I get married on 11/26/2019 in Maryland when she was 17

Fake paperwork:

She bribed a clinic to forge a document to show that she was pregnant,

We together forged the consent signature of her parents (both were not in USA at that time), so that the marriage office approved marriage registration.

Living together since then: We lived together since then and we have lived in Nassau county for over 2 years.

10 year green card: My wife helped me apply for 10 year green card, which I received in July/2022

Threaten to annulment: Recently I mentioned I want to divorce, she angrily threatened that if I try to divorce her, she would apply to the Supreme Court for annulment, then to the USCIS to cancel green card.

Question: will the court annul our marriage? Will USCIS cancel green card?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your problem is this: You got married on forged and fraudulent documents. If that comes out, the marriage probably isn't legal, but that would be a question for Maryland law. On top of that, since the green card was issued as a spouse, that is also a fraud and will probably be invalidated. You need to speak to an immigration attorney ASAP and consult with an attorney in Maryland.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: As an attorney, I must emphasize that I cannot condone or support any illegal or fraudulent actions, including forging documents or engaging in underage marriages.

Under U.S. immigration law, an annulment of the marriage may be possible if it is proven that the marriage was not legally valid from the beginning. In this case, the use of forged documents and underage marriage could be significant factors in seeking an annulment.

Regarding the green card, if the marriage is annulled and found to be fraudulent, the USCIS may take action to revoke the green card based on fraud.

It is crucial to approach this situation with utmost honesty and seek proper legal counsel to navigate through the complexities of your case.

Best regards,

James L. Arrasmith

Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith

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