Increasingly I am receiving request for background services on relationships that originated via the inter net. I can tell you from the onset, that such relationships usually have hidden agendas by one or both of the participants. Since my expertise is in the fraud field, marital fraud is one of the events that I am called upon to investigate.
Most foreign women usually live in dire economic circumstances. They are also bombarded by never ending propaganda from various media sources of a life that is plentiful and easy in the United States. This combination results in women from all over the world using any means at their disposal to obtain entry into the United States.
Since the United States Immigration has a seemingly endless list of requisites for foreign nationals to obtain a visa, most of which are difficult or near impossible to meet, these women resort to the easier path of obtaining entry via the K-1 or fiance visa. The immigration service is hard pressed to deny an American citizen a request for such visas and this knowledge is well known in foreign countries.
But who are the principal targets? Just as in any scam, these women seek out the lonely, the needy or the abandoned among men that for one reason or another have not been able to find the meaningful relationship that most others have and do enjoy. Many men in the United States have had nightmarish experiences with divorces and seek something better than their perceived jaded females in the United States. Hence they turn to searching for love and companionship via the internet. Behold they find they have numerous beautiful, kind and attentive young women that communicate with them, seemingly innocent and inviting.
My experience has demonstrated that there is usually a large discrepancy between them in age. I have often asked my clients how many 21 or 22 year old women in the United states seek them out for a relationship? Obviously the question is intended to provoke consideration to the reason as to why a woman in the same age bracket but in a foreign country be so eager to establish a relationship with a man some 25 to40 years her senior.
Recently, an article posted in the Orlando Sentinel portrays such a relationship and gives an account of the outcome of such relationships that wind up in divorce. While reading this story, it reminded me of the number of cases that I have investigated where the men have been the victims of women who come to the United States and use our laws to circumvent the immigration process to have their own lives minus their sponsors. Interestingly, one of the ways to overcome deportation is for the woman to allege domestic violence.
There are a litany of exceptions to objecting to deportation with the most common being that of domestic violence. Most men underestimate the savvy and methodical approach that women from other countries inform themselves to obtain residency in the United States and how to preserve that once here.
My recommendation is that you do your homework first. The cost of investigating these relationships is pale in comparison to costs down the road. In either event you will be armed with the information necessary to make informed choices.