Scenario-----US Citizen and a national have a relationship online for a few months. They decide to get married. US citizen helps immigrant get a tourist visa so he can come here and marry each other, for love. Then US citizen decides she doesn't want to get married, but immigrant forces her saying that he will report her for visa fraud if she doesn't, so she marries out of fear and love. US citizen finds out the immigrant used her for green card. Will US citizen be in trouble for visa fraud if she married for love but knowing it's illegal to plan to marry someone on a tourist visa? It's obvious that immigrant used US citizen for a green card. They divorced. Can US citizen be in trouble for visa fraud? Immigrant has proof (emails) of this, threatening to blackmail citizen ..
If the US citizen married for love and NOT solely to provide the immigration benefit to the immigrant, then no, they cannot be found guilty of fraud. Fraud requires that the US citizen knew the marriage would not be real and still went ahead and married in order to "give" the immigrant the green card.
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