Marriage Fraud—Red Flags, Common Mistakes, and Foreseeable Issues

  • Marriage Fraud
  • Immigration Fraud

Immigration practitioners jump over various hurdles with their clients, but few are as daunting as proving a bona fide marriage. As USCIS becomes savvier in the evidence it uses, so must practitioners and their clients. This seminar discusses the ins and outs of marriage fraud concerns, how to help your clients gather evidence, and what they can expect going forward.

  • Satisfying Yourself that the Marriage Is Valid, Deciding to Represent the Couple, and Initial Red Flags
  • What Is Evidence of a Bone Fide Marriage?
  • What Does USCIS Consider to Be Red Flags in a Case? Know Your Local USCIS Office
  • How to Prepare Your Clients for the Interview
  • Ethical Issues: Dual Representation, Duty to Withdraw, etc.
  • Lasting Effects and Foreseeable Issues: I-751, Naturalization, etc.


  • Anthony Drago Jr. (dl), AILA EOIR Liaison Committee Chair, Boston, MA*
  • Susan R. Fortino-Brown, Chicago, IL*
  • Aaron Hall, Aurora, CO*

*invited, not confirmed

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  • CLE Credit Comments: AILA will administer CLE credit to individuals who register for and dial in to the seminar only. AILA cannot verify your attendance and participation in this program unless you register directly for the seminar and use your own telephone line to participate in the call. Therefore, persons who listen in on the call as part of a group will not be able to obtain CLE credit.

IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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