This is a case of a sham marriage to get a green card. It’s also another red flag that our system is broken and foreigners are taking every chance to use it to their advantage. This is the responsibility of ICE and it appears as though they haven’t done a bang up job to prevent this fraud in the system. We need reform and we need what Trump said: Go after the families of terrorists!
Three people linked to the couple whose December shooting rampage in San Bernardino left 14 people dead were arrested Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges. The three include Syed Raheel Farook, the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife Tashfeen Malik also wounded 22 people before both died in a shootout with police.
Raheel Farook, 31, his wife Tatiana Farook, 31 (in the photo directly above), and a woman named Mariya Chernynk (below on the right) were named in a five-count indictment issued this week by a federal grand jury. Chernykh, 26, is married to Enrique Marquez, Jr.(below in the green shirt), who has been awaiting trial since December on charges of conspiring with Rizwan Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists.
Malik and Rizwan Farook opened fire at a holiday party at San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center on Dec. 2. He had worked as an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County for five years and had been at the party with his co-workers before leaving and returning with his wife, four guns and a bomb.
“This is the latest step in the comprehensive investigation into the horrific attacks in San Bernardino,” Decker said. “We owe the victims and the entire community of San Bernardino a thorough investigation that uncovers all criminal activity surrounding these events.”
The investigation determined that Marquez agreed to marry Chernykh so she could obtain immigration benefits otherwise not available to her because she is a Russian citizen without legal status in the United States. Marquez, in addition to the terror-related counts, also is charged with marriage fraud and making a false statement on immigration documents related to an alleged sham marriage.
The indictment alleges that Marquez received money from Chernykh to enter into the sham marriage.
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