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U.S. Federal judge outraged by arrest of Chinese woman involved in immigration fraud

BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge expressed outrage on Wednesday that a U.S. immigration agent came to court to arrest a Chinese woman just as she was sentenced to probation for using a fake passport and visa to take a graduate school entrance exam for someone else. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani in Boston said … Continue reading

Immigration consultant charged for visa violation

SAN JOSE — A Bay Area immigration consultant and host of an immigration radio talk show is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges she violated requirements of the Immigration Consultants Act, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege Elena Rivas, owner of Interamericana Unlimited, and three of her employees illegally … Continue reading

Lawyer convicted in visa scams disbarred

A Manhattan lawyer convicted of immigration fraud conspiracy after falsely obtaining H-1B visas for health care company workers has been disbarred. An Appellate Division, First Department, panel ruled that Loreto Kudera should be automatically disbarred because his federal conviction for conspiracy to commit immigration fraud through the making of material false statements is similar to … Continue reading

Australian embassy denies plans to grant visa-free access to Filipinos

MANILA – The Australian Embassy in Manila has denied reports claiming that Filipinos can enter Australia visa-free beginning 2017. In a statement on their official website, the Embassy emphasized that Filipino visitors still need to apply for an Australian visa before being allowed entry. “The Embassy is aware of a hoax/scam suggesting that visa-free options … Continue reading

Fake travel agent nabbed for visa scam

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a 28-year-old man, who claimed he was a travel agent and defrauded prospective travellers of N2 million. The suspect identified as Emu-Larry Chidebere, who hails from Ika North Local Government Area of Delta State, according to the squad, allegedly collected N400,000 for … Continue reading

Nigerians scammed FG’s visa and passport fees account in South Africa

Johannesburg (S’Africa) – Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said the Federal Government lost $39,370 (about N10.9 million) to visa and passport fees at processing centres in that country. Okeke said in Johannesburg, South Africa, that the Online Integrated Solutions (OIS), a firm that processes passport and visa on behalf of the Nigeria … Continue reading

Man arraigned for #1.7M visa scam

An unregistered travel agent, Benjamin Danbawa, has been arraigned at the Igbosere Magistrates Court, Lagos, for allegedly duping an Aba -based trader of N1, 703,000. The Nation gathered that the trader, Ifeanyi Chikwelu, 28, came to Lagos from Aba, in March last year to seek a visa to Canada. He reportedly met Danbawa, 41, in … Continue reading

Controversial immigration lawyer, Khan accused of selling U.S. citizenship

The father of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq who is caught up in a war of words with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an immigration lawyer who specializes in a highly controversial program accused of letting immigrants buy their way into the U.S. Khizr M. Khan’s website notes that he works to help … Continue reading

Foreign investors scammed through EB-5 visa program

It seems like a win-win. Foreign investors put in much-needed capital to develop projects and create jobs in the U.S., earning a green card in the process. For many it is a winning proposition, but for others the EB-5 program has led investors to ponzi schemes, broken promises and missing capital. Increasingly, foreign investors are … Continue reading

Wealthy foreigners employing slaves in the UK exposed

Theresa May today unveiled a £33 million crackdown on modern-day slavery Wealthy foreigners caught employing domestic slaves in the UK face a visa ban under a determined crackdown on ‘modern slavery’. Officials also want to target British families who bring in people from abroad under arranged marriages and then subject them to a life of … Continue reading

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