Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Price of Citizenship

The going rate for American Citizenship is $725. (This includes fees for the application and a background check.) Because the process can be a bit complex, impatient individuals seeking citizenship sometimes take a shortcut by enlisting the services of unscrupulous fraudsters who promise faster...

Benched

It is common for an athlete to get benched for not playing well during a game. Similarly, a company can bench employees after a contract or project ends and before another one begins. It simply means you sit on the sidelines until the coach...

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...

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...

Destination Fraud

Destination weddings are all the rage. After all, why not attend a wedding in a beautiful location and stay a little longer for some extra rest and relaxation? According to an article published by WBTW.com, it looks like some tourists are doing the opposite....

Documenting Fraudsters

Document fraud is a serious threat to national security. Criminals who manufacture or sell fake identity documents such as driver's licenses, birth certificates, Social Security cards, passports or green cards, can create vulnerabilities where terrorists, criminals and undocumented immigrants can enter and remain in...

Fraud Disguised

Disguises can be used to pull off a crime. For instance, if a criminal plans to rob a bank, it is highly unlikely that he or she is going to walk into the lobby without wearing a face mask. The goal is...

A Marriage of Convenience

Who doesn't like to hear a good story about how a couple met? Some people meet by chance or were set up on a blind date. Others began their march down the aisle at work, school, social functions and church or through...

Bribing the Wrong Person

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) publishes an annual report titled, FY 2013 ICE Immigration Removals, which details statistics on the identification and removal of criminal undocumented immigrants. The report states that during 2013, ICE conducted a total of 368,644 removals of...

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....

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