By Rick Oltman, February 1, 2018
A Massachusetts man has been charged with marriage fraud. He married six foreign national women from sub-Sahara African countries between 2003 and 2013. And he admits he was paid to recruit other American spouses for illegal aliens.
Marriage fraud isn’t in the same class as leaving the border unsecured to let millions illegally enter our country every year or encouraging hundreds of thousands of young people to come to America by the train load. But it is another example of how we need to enforce all of our immigration laws.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent once described to me what was known in their parlance as, “Moose Day,” an unflattering and harsh description of unattractive, overweight young American women bringing their illegal alien husbands from Mexico into the office to begin legalization proceedings.
The young women’s emotional and physical needs were being addressed by the illegal alien, and the marriage put “Casanova” on the path to legalization, permanent status, even naturalization to become a citizen if he chose.
And it isn’t limited to illegal aliens.
As part of our effort to send deterrent messages to the rest of the world to not come to American illegally, we can add prosecution and penalties for marriage fraud. Highly publicized court cases would act as a deterrent to American citizens participating in immigration fraud.
Add prosecution for marriage fraud to building a border wall, sweeping raids on MS-13 gang bangers, making E-Verify mandatory for every worker in America, cutting off federal tax dollars to sanctuary cities and legally prosecuting bureaucrats in those sanctuary cities for violating the law, ending birth tourism, and we will have a comprehensive immigration enforcement plan that covers everything from soup to nuts.
When the world sees that we are taking immigration law enforcement seriously, the number wanting to come illegally will decline, making border security even more certain.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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