green-card marriage

green-card marriage

Slang. A sham marriage in which a U.S. citizen marries a foreign citizen for the sole purpose of allowing the foreign citizen to become a permanent U.S. resident.

? The Marriage Fraud Amendments were enacted to regulate marriages entered into for the purpose of circumventing U.S. immigration laws. 8 USCA ¡ì¡ì 1154 (h), 1255(e). See sham marriage.


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