Passport and visa fraud is a violation of immigration law, but it is also a federal crime punishable by federal prison time and likely deportation from the United States.
Passport and visa fraud has always been a crime under federal law. However, it is now a clear priority of the federal Department of Justice to focus on the prosecution of immigration crimes to the fullest extent.
It is always important to obtain the assistance of an experienced Atlanta passport fraud lawyer when charged with any federal crime, but it’s especially important when charged with a criminal immigration offense because it is a very specialized area of law.
What is a U.S. passport? What is a U.S. passport card?
A passport book is a travel document issued by the U.S. Government to a U.S. citizen for travel to and from the United States. U.S. passports are recognized as legal proof of a person’s identity and U.S. citizenship. In Fiscal Year 2010, 13.6 million passports were issued to U.S. citizens. More than one-third of the U.S. citizen population holds a valid passport.