Immigration Fraud
Immigration Fraud



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Course Description

This program was recorded on September 21, 2018

This course will focus on the various types of fraud and misrepresentations that are committed by companies/individuals seeking an immigration benefit, the implications of such actions and how practitioners can assist their respective clients in remedying such issues. Because fraud in all of its variations provides the perfect backdrop for creating lawyering, the hopeful takeaway is that all participants will not only be able to diagnose the problem, but propose (and hopefully succeed) a remedy. A general overview will be followed by specific anecdotal experiences and considerations that should be given when addressing such matters before the appropriate governmental agency.

Rishi OzaRishi Oza 
Attorney and Partner Rishi P. Oza received his Juris Doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the States of Ohio and North Carolina. He is accepted to practice law before the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, as well as four Courts of Appeals nationwide (Third, Fourth, Sixth and Eleventh). Rishi oversees the firm’s business immigration practice, focusing largely on employment-based immigration for companies and individuals. He also handles much of the federal litigation practice, which he pursues along with his experience in family-based immigration and removal defense.

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2 General Credits

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  1. Fraud Overview – What is Fraud?
    1. Pertinent Statutes and Regulations
    2. Required elements
  2. Common Scenarios that Implicate Fraud
    1. Document Fraud
    2. Testimonial Fraud
    3. Employer Fraud
    4. Marriage Fraud
    5. Asylum Fraud
    6. False claims to US citizenship
    7. 30/60/90 day rule and its legacy
  3. Implications
    1. Admissibility versus deportability
  4. Solutions and Barriers
    1. Waivers
    2. Relief from removal
    3. Marriage and Asylum Fraud Bars
  5. Practical Considerations
    1. Submitting waiver for a client in the United States versus abroad
    2. “Selling a waiver”
    3. Contesting marriage and asylum fraud
  6. Ethical considerations