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Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation

Immigration fraud is a fairly common.  It is no secret that millions around the world want to live and work in the United States.  People sometimes lie in order to get benefits that they are otherwise not allowed to get.  In those instances, immigration has a strict rule: a LIFETIME BAN from getting immigration benefits.​  However, there are waivers (forgiveness) available for some types of fraud.  See our page on waivers to learn more about these.  

It is always the immigrants burden to show that he or she did not commit fraud - which can sound difficult, but in reality, unless there is evidence of fraud or misrepresentations, it is assumed that there was no fraud.  

However, if there is evidence of fraud, an immigrant must show that he or she falls into one of the following categories: 

  • There was no false representation;

  • The false representation was not willful;

  • The false representation was not material; or

  • The false representation was not made to a U.S. government official.

If you can do this, you can avoid the expense and uncertainty of filing a waiver.  

Contact us to speak to someone about  your situation.

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201 448-9837

Law Office of Michael Campise

2125 Center Ave #314

Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Practice highlights

  • Represented Major League Baseball Players, Music Artists, and International Executives

  • Over ten years experience

  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Handled thousands of immigration cases over the last ten years

  • Successfully sued the government in the Federal Courts

  • Fought for worker's rights and secured settlements for 

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (NY)

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