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Hudson County Woman Convicted at Trial of Compelled Labor of Sri Lankan Woman for over Nine Years
A Hudson County, New Jersey, woman was convicted last week on charges of forced labor, alien harboring for financial gain, and marriage fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey.
Nearly 100 Charged in Massive Marriage Fraud Scheme
A total of 50 people are now in custody following the return of a 206-count indictment alleging varying roles in a large-scale marriage fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Mark Dawson of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and District Director Tony Bryson of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
USCIS Names New Deputy Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it has selected Mark Koumans as the agency’s next Deputy Director, and he will start his new duties on Monday, May 13.
Queens Immigration Attorney Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Operating Asylum Fraud Scheme
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Andreea Dumitru, a/k/a “Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu,” an immigration attorney based in Queens, New York, was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with her operation of a scheme to submit fraudulent asylum applications to United States immigration authorities.
DHS, DOL Publish Joint Rule for Additional Visas for Returning Foreign Workers
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have published a joint rule making available an additional 30,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Tampa Woman Indicted for Immigration Fraud Scheme Stretching from Tampa to Chicago
United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Erika Paola Intriago (44, Tampa) with four counts of wire fraud and three counts of wrongfully using government seals.
USCIS Commemorates Second Anniversary of Buy American and Hire American Executive Order
Since President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American executive order in April 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented it through rules, policy memoranda, and operational changes that protect the economic interests of U.S. workers and prevent fraud and abuse in employment-based visa programs.
USCIS Strengthens Guidance for Spousal Petitions Involving Minors
We announced additional guidance regarding the adjudication of spousal petitions involving minors, following up on the agency’s February update to its policy.
USCIS Partners with Joint Task Force-West to Stop Transnational Criminal Organizations
Since the creation of the Southern Border and Approaches Campaign in December 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been an active partner within Joint Task Force-West (JTF-W) South Texas Corridor, providing assistance in intelligence and investigative efforts involving our immigration laws.
Mayor of Bacum, Mexico Sentenced for False Statement in Application and Use of a United States Passport
On April 8, 2019, Rogelio Aboyte Limon, 47, of Bacum, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Raner C. Collins to 15 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.
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