Actress involved in fraudulent marriage for US immigration purposes to be sentenced

Mexican-born actress will not face jail time for US Immigration Fraud

Prosecutors are not seeking jail time for Mexican actress Fernanda Romero, who along with her husband has admitted lying to US immigration authorities about living together in a sham marriage for immigration purposes.

The marriage was arranged so that Romero could stay in the United States. Both parties were arrested a year ago, and there was enough evidence available to suggest they were only married on immigration forms – they were living separate lives, didn’t live together and dated other people.

Couple guilty of immigration fraud made plea deal

Romero has had bit parts in American movies like “Drag Me To Hell” but is also known in her native Mexico for staring on a Mexican soap opera. Because of a plea agreement, the two will likely receive probation and no jail time.

Getting involved with Marriage Fraud is just not worth taking the risk. Ms. Romero got lucky not having to spend jail time.

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Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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