Friday, January 21, 2022

Out of Desperation

Desperation can drive a person to do some strange things, including commit a crime. The Bangor Daily News reports that a Kenyan woman was so desperate to be a U.S. citizen she participated in a fraudulent scheme to marry a Maine resident in...

A License for Fraud

Have you ever been on the receiving end of the question? ''Driver's license and registration, please?'? If so, you were likely been pulled off to the side of the road, as the flashing blue lights served as a reminder of why you were about...

Passport Fraud 101

The U.S. government reviews countless passport applications each day. With so many applicants, it isn't hard to imagine that it might be challenging to distinguish applications that provide faulty information, from applications that provide true information. In some cases, the fraudsters win. And, that...

Steal $177K and Get Four Months in Prison?

Lots of times, we read about cases of fraud and wonder about the back story. How did the individual decide to commit the fraud? Where did he or she come up with the idea? And, what made the defendant move forward and implement the...

Unreasonable Requests

If an immigrant follows the rules and regulations established by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), naturalization is achievable, even if it takes a long time. (Many immigrants seek legal counsel for the complicated process in hopes of improving their chances for approval.) An...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Who doesn't like to hear a good love story? It's always interesting to find out how a couple met – whether through a personal introduction, online dating or even by chance. Love is risky business, and it can be difficult to make a connection...

A Certifiable Fraudster

When a person certifies something, he or she attests that something is true or accurate. For example, in order to obtain a work visa in the United States, a foreign national must have a job in the country and provide certification that they actually...

Testy

College entrance exams are required for admittance by most universities in the United States. Some of the most common tests include the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for undergraduate admittance and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for business or graduate school entry. An article published...

Selfish Betrayal

Many immigrants to the United States seek assistance with legal citizenship through family connections or through jobs. If eligibility requirements are met, immigrants have to obtain an approved visa petition from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filed by a sponsor, such as...

Double Vision

The U.S. Passport is highly coveted, mainly because it stands for freedom and opportunity for millions of people who have one. It also allows the bearer to legally travel overseas and reenter the country with valid identification and proof of citizenship. (Without the document,...

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