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What are the implications of marrying an illegal immigrant?

Marrying an illegal immigrant can have serious repercussions, such as fines, jail time, and deportation for both the illegal immigrant and the spouse. In some countries, the legal spouse of an illegal immigrant may likewise be prohibited from arranging for the immigration of additional family members.


Immigration Laws and Lawsuits

The legal spouse could also suffer adverse effects, including losing their jobs, having their professional licenses suspended, or even being charged with a crime. The consequences for marrying an illegal immigrant can be harsh and range from penalties to incarceration to outright expulsion, depending on the country and the gravity of the violation.

Immigration Fraud Bribe Case

A Malaysian immigration official was detained in 2017 for reportedly accepting bribes to speed up foreigners’ entry into the nation. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport employee was busted accepting a bribe of RM10,000 ($2,400) from an Indian national to facilitate his unauthorized entry into the country while working there.

The suspect was accused of corruption and authority abuse, both of which are punishable by hefty fines in Malaysia. The immigration officer could be sentenced to 20 years in jail, pay a sizable penalty, and even lose his job if found guilty. With a zero-tolerance attitude towards corruption, the Malaysian government has been working diligently to eliminate it at all levels of society.

The government’s dedication to upholding the rule of law and preventing public servants from abusing their positions for personal benefit is evident in the immigration officer’s arrest. The incident serves as a caution to others in Malaysia who may be engaging in corrupt activities that they will be caught and dealt with appropriately.

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