Thursday, August 22, 2019

With This Ring, I Defraud Thee

One of the easiest ways for an immigrant to become a lawful resident of the United States is to marry an American citizen. While there are many immigrants who find their true love in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the...

If U Defraud, U Go to Jail

There are two classifications of visas required to travel to the United States – one for temporary visitors and the other for immigrants. The State department reports that there are more than 20 non-immigrant visa types that allow individuals to travel to the U.S....

Red Thumbed

U.S. Citizenship comes with many rights and responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is to respect and obey federal, state and local laws. A Haitian woman living in Winter Haven, Florida was so desperate to obtain U.S. Citizenship that she committed immigration fraud by lying...

Fraudulent Fowl

Have you ever wondered why eggs are packaged and sold by the dozen? The reason why actually dates back to the first century when an egg could be sold for a penny, or 12 for a shilling (which was equal to 12, or a...

Forget Wedded Bliss

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Feds used fake wedding sting for arrest, conviction in immigration marriage fraud case,” published by Democrat & Chronicle. The undercover investigation yielded the arrests and convictions of four people involved in the scam.

Pointing the Finger at Fraud

Human fingerprints have been used to positively identify criminals for centuries. The failsafe method proved useful again when fingerprints were recently used to positively identify a fraudster from Idaho who tried to commit passport fraud. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, fingerprints are an infallible...

A Bad Dream Come True

The road to becoming a naturalized citizen is not easy. The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has well-defined steps that spell out how to lawfully become a U.S. citizen. (For some immigrants, it can take years, a good immigration lawyer, and a lot...

That’s No Way to Treat a Guest

The United States relies upon foreign laborers to harvest many of the country's crops. The H-2A visa program helps agricultural employers fill seasonal jobs with foreign guest workers to facilitate the process. Unfortunately, an Ohio business woman abused the program and the foreign workers...

Fraudsters Need Not Apply

With the assistance of four co-conspirators, a married couple from India thought they could scam the government by applying for more than $20 million in illegal immigration benefits under the H-1B visa program, but their plan was exposed and now they are looking at...

Out of Gas

It's pretty important to check your vehicle's gas gauge regularly make sure it doesn't get too low, otherwise you could end up on the side of the road waiting for assistance. According to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) press release, a couple...

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