Pretending to love a British citizen to get British passport should be a crime

Pretending to love a British citizen to get British passport should be a crime

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Olu Ayo started this petition to UK Government and

Immigration marriage fraud is the act of marrying an individual solely for immigration purpose with the aim of obtaining permanent residence status in his or her country of residence. It involves deceiving the other party into believing that they are in a genuine relationship.

Marriage fraud is not presently recognised as a crime by the UK government. The perpetrators of this fraud operate in different ways when they start living with their spouse in the UK.They falsely claim to be victims of domestic violence to obtain UK passport and exclude their spouse from their property and children, they deliberately have children with the victim to aid their claim to obtaining permanent residence in the UK, they stay with their spouse until they receive their ILR or UK passport and leave shortly afterwards.

The actions of these fraudsters have a devastating effect on their victims. These victims are made to go through emotional and psychological pain. An increasing number of UK citizens are being victims of marriage fraud as some people from abroad see marrying them as an easy way to settle in UK. The UK government has not enacted laws to protect its citizens which are vulnerable to marriage fraud.

Sign this petition to make the UK government to recognise marriage fraud as a crime and to implement and revise the present immigration law concerning marriages to foreign spouses so as to protect its vulnerable UK citizens.

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