My friend is facing deportation for marriage fraud. Will he have a chance to get legal status under the proposed immigration reform? He has never been charged with a crime, but he made some bad decisions when he tried to get his green card Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/citizenship-now/immigration-immigration-law-violations-forgiven-new-law-article-1.1382454#ixzz2Ytu3eNGU
Marriage fraud for immigration purposes is a life time bar from any immigration benefits, including being able to be ever again admitted, even on a visitor's visa. I don't think any immigration "reform", if and when passed, will change that.
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Whether and when imigration reform actually becomes law is a matter of speculation. Consult with a good immigration lawyer.
Being found to have married solely for immigration purposes has very serious consequences and will likely prevent a person from future immigration benefits. As to any benefits under proposed reform, it is too early to be able to advise anyone about what that will entail. Good Luck.