Whistleblowing for “sunshine,” integrity & accountability – not partisanship
Were You Falsely Accused of Abuse, Domestic Violence or Some Other "Qualifying Crime" for a Green Card?
(VAWA, U Visa, T Visa)
Americans Victimized by Multiple Frauds on a Single Marriage
Federal Agencies (United States)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Public Policy Organizations ("Think Tanks")
While vast numbers of think tanks, advocacy groups, legal organizations and law-school legal clinics occupy the "immigrant advocacy" space, very few organizations occupy the opposing space to study or address such issues as immigration fraud.
Focuses on data and background reports to understand key immigration issues.
The legal arm of FAIR
Politicians debate illegal immigration yet ignore widespread fraud within LEGAL immigration
First Step for Fraud Victims:
A new cottage industry developed with immigration attorneys pushing clients to sue former citizen spouses in federal court to enforce the financial support obligation the citizen signed with the federal government. All petitioning spouses and family members must complete one to start the green-card process and sponsor their spouse-to-be/family member into the country.
Although the required I-864 contract was intended to reimburse the government if a petitioned foreigner goes on public assistance, legal precedents now allow for the foreigner to collect directly from the U.S. citizen. And although a 10-year period was laid out on the i-864, judges are ignoring that. An American is responsible for the petitioned foreigner indefinitely unless certain income requirements are eventually met.
The Ninth Circuit ruled that even fraud can't get you out of the obligation.
Immigration attorneys get a financial cut of the award if the foreign spouse wins. They can also get courts to require the Americans pay their legal fees. In essence, American ex-spouses are paying to both sue and defend themselves in federal court.
Immigrants also have access to taxpayer-funded attorneys to sue for the I-864, while the American is forced to pay his or her own legal fees.
The only way out of this obligation is to withdraw the I-864 financial support agreement BEFORE a green card is approved. Therefore, the first order of business if an American feels he or she is defrauded is to officially withdraw the I-864. Copy multiple locations via certified mail. You can also withdraw other paperwork at the same time, but the I-864 should be the priority.
The nation’s only law firm specializing in U-visa fraud; Provides legal counsel and services to individuals, families, and criminal defense attorneys.
Lobbying Organizations &/or Victims Groups
United States of America (U.S.A.)
Forensic Consultants (aka, "Private Investigators")
CSI Consulting and Investigations LLC
John N. Sampson, CEO
C.V.: Retired deportation officer; former immigration inspector, special agent, criminal investigator, and detention enforcement officer. Attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Lansing MI). Was primary immigration law instructor for immigration officers, and taught continuing legal edication for practicing immigration attorneys. Works with clients nationally; Specialties in marriage fraud & false allegation/VAWA fraud. [Sampson is not an attorney.]
Elena Garrett: "Russian Detective"
Specializes in gathering overseas documents for Ukranian and Russian cases