While that may be true, since Louis and Aya's relationship began online, it resembles many relationships that are started through international marriage brokers.
(See Tables 1 and 2.) Nearly a million more have obtained green cards through marriage to LPRs.
The foreign spouse of a green card holder is subject to a wait of at least three years, however, making American citizens much more attractive targets.
We don't want to sound melodramatic here, but we are afraid to think that some of the reasons for them wanting in this country are not just because they want to be here.
Just think for a moment about these countries they are coming from.
Before you initiate a conversation about marriage with your partner, spend a good amount of time thinking about some questions.
Are you serious about sharing a future with each other?
Would wedding bells be on either of your minds if your partner could stay in the country without getting married?
If your answers to either of these questions is “no,” you and your partner may want to take a step back and think about some other options — have you considered a long-distance relationship?
Knowing that some scammers are only after a green card, one of the big reasons we all have to ask ourselves is why.