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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:29 PM

Nearly 100 charged in massive Green Card marriage scheme

But instead of a Las Vegas-style, alcohol-fueled ceremony, these marriages were criminal schemes.

Authorities announced Monday that nearly 100 people have been indicted in a massive conspiracy in which immigrants paid as much as $70,000 to briefly marry a U.S. citizen and obtain a permanent resident card known as a “Green Card.”

The indictment, returned by a grand jury in Texas late last month, accuses 96 people of taking part in the Houston-based criminal organization, which created sham marriages between legal U.S. residents and aliens, mostly from Vietnam, for years.

Officials said the spouses only met briefly and usually immediately before getting their marriage license, but sometimes they didn’t meet at all.

The group, led by Ashley Yen Nguyen, would prepare fake wedding albums to make it appear as if the couple had an actual wedding ceremony, and not just a courthouse marriage, according to a news release by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which led the year-long investigation with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/nearly-100-charged-in-massive-green-card-marriage-scheme/ar-AABoNtg?li=BBnb7Kz

Whew! Good thing they're not Hispanic.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:39 PM

1. Back in the '70s I was offered money to marry someone for a green card...

I think she was Israeli, and she was kinda cute. Key selling point was I'd get laid, too.

For 70 grand, I mighta thought about it.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

2. Wasn't someone doing the same thing out of one of Trump's hotels?

I know there were a couple of Russian "birth tourism" companies that were operating out of Trump's Miami-area condos.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:45 PM

3. I only know of the"birth tourism."

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