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Ex-Texas School Admin Sentenced for Falsifying H-1B Recruitment Documents

A former North Texas school district administrator who admitted to falsifying documents and receiving kickbacks in an H-1B teacher recruitment scheme was sentenced Monday to spend two years in federal prison and repay the school district more than $300,000 in restitution.


Former Texas School Admin Admits Role in H-1B Teacher Recruitment Scheme

A former north Texas school district administrator pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, admitting to his role in an H-1B teacher recruitment scheme for which he falsified documents and received kickbacks, also impacting the lives of hundreds of foreign teachers who believed they were working legally in the United States.

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Duo Sentenced in Marriage-for-Green Card Scheme

A California woman and her father have been sentenced to federal prison for hooking up foreign nationals with U.S. citizens for thousands of dollars. They were convicted of visa and marriage fraud for taking up to $50,000 from Chinese nationals for “arranging” marriages. The foreign nationals hoped to get permanent resident status.

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Immigration Fraud Marriage Attorney Sentenced in California

Immigration fraudster Jason Shiao was sentenced on Monday to two years in federal prison for posing as an attorney as part of a fraud scheme to match at least 87 foreign nationals, mostly citizens of China, seeking legal permanent resident status through arranged, fraudulent marriages to U.S. citizens.

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Feds Nab 19 in Indian Immigration-Marriage Scam

JACKSON, Mississippi – Two immigrants from India and 17 others are facing federal charges after hatching a scheme to fraudulently bring more residents from India through a marriage scam that would grant them legal status.

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White House ‘Champion of Change’ Sentenced for Immigration Fraud

An immigration activist the Obama White House once honored as a “Champion of Change” embodying “the spirit of Cesar Chavez’s legacy” has been sentenced to probation for her role in deceiving immigration authorities on behalf of a foreign national.

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Feds Net 21 in ‘Pay to Stay’ Immigration Fraud Scheme

Federal officials accuse 21 individuals of allegedly participating in a “pay to stay” scheme in which they conspired with more than a thousand foreign nationals to fraudulently remain and work in the U.S. by posing as students.

U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul J. Fishman speaks during a press conference on August 11, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.

Palestinian Activist’s U.S. Immigration Fraud Conviction Vacated

A U.S. appellate court on Thursday vacated the conviction of a Palestinian activist charged with immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people. Rasmieh Yousef

Palestinian activist Rasmieh Yousef Odeh (C) stands outside the federal courthouse after her sentencing in Detroit, Michigan March 12, 2015.

EB-5 Immigration Program Susceptible To Fraud

The immigration program for wealthy investors — the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Program or EB-5 — is vulnerable to fraud, new a Government Accountability Office report reveals.

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