Dodge Immigration with a Fake Gay Marriage, Says UK Gangs

by admin on October 2, 2014

BBC Inside Out exposed criminal gangs in London that are capitalizing on legalized same-sex marriages in England by offering fake marriages to immigrants for £10,000 as a pathway to “easy” citizenship.

An undercover BBC reporter met with Romanian gang leaders under the guise of an immigrant in the UK illegally who was seeking a fake marriage as the means to a permanent, legal stay.

Chaninat and Leeds’ Thailand divorce attorneys have successfully filed hundreds of contested and uncontested divorce cases for Thai nationals and foreigners in Thai family courts.

According to the BBC’s footage, the gang leaders touted their experience with successfully arranging “lots” of fake marriages, saying they never had any problems with authorities because gay people aren’t asked questions.

Mark Rimmer, head of Registration and Nationality Services at Brent Council, said, as quoted by the BBC, it is estimated that in many boroughs in London “up to 20 to 30% of [straight couple’s] marriages are actually for the avoidance of immigration control.”

“I think it is probably more difficult to spot the signs if you have a same sex couple whether they be male or female,” said Rimmer, offering one plausible explanation as to why the London gang is suggesting immigration officials don’t suspect gay couples faking their relationship.

Keep reading for the full story:

BBC – Gay Weddings Targeted for UK Citizenship

 

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