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Immigration Law

Matter of R.I. Ortega, 28 I&N Dec. 9 (BIA 2020)

Matter of R.I. Ortega, 28 I&N Dec. 9 (BIA 2020)

(1) An alien who has conspired to enter into a marriage for the purpose of evading the immigration laws by seeking to secure a K-1 fiancé(e) nonimmigrant visa is subject to the bar under section 204(c)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1154(c)(2) (2018).

(2) For purposes of section 204(c)(2) of the Act, a conspiracy requires an agreement to enter into a marriage for the purpose of evading the immigration laws and an overt act in furtherance of that agreement.