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Are Illegal Immigrants Causing Sham Marriages?

In 2010, registrars reported 934 suspected sham marriages In England and Wales. This shocking number was 66% greater than 2009. Sham marriages are illegal and some can be sentenced to seven years in prison however this doesn’t seem to have the slightest impact on the so called bride and grooms as every year 100’s of people try to get in using their husbands/Wife’s EU passport. With so many investigators cracking down on sham marriages it is alarming to hear that some solicitor are more than happy to process illegal applications for a few thousand. With lots of sham marriages taking place and the real meaning of weddings being vandalised, registrars are getting frustrated and aggravated about marrying foreign couples – there are few happy endings in the world of sham weddings.

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