I met my ex-husband here in the United States in the spring of 2001. A friend from work arranged a blind date at a club here in Nashville. After we married, he needed me to be his spouse petitioner for green card purposes. We didn't really talk about his life back in Gambia, and he never disclosed to me whether or not he had been previously married or even left behind a wife or even wives and children. Every month he sent money home to family members. I never knew how much money he sent or to whom. A private investigator I spoke to said his country is notorious for having men commit marriage fraud in the US. Also, the Embassy told me polygamy is legal there. If my ex-husband had wives at the time of our marriage, this would mean he committed marriage fraud. I want to reopen divorce.
If you want to identify whether your ex husband had previous marriages in Gambia, then you would probably have to speak to someone who can access marriage records in Gambia (if they are even kept).
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Whatever way there could be, it is not covered by US immigration law.
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It is not clear whether you got married just to file a petition for your ex-spouse. If the answer is yes, then both of you could be accused of committing immigration fraud. It is also not clear whether you actually filed the petition for him or divorced him before filing anything. Usually, records in regards to birth and marriage are available for public almost in all countries. I would definitely recommend to speak to an attorney about your case revealing all the facts and express your concerns.
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