Just when you think you have heard it all, here comes yet another scam on America.
Did you even know there were U-Visas that allow illegal aliens to stay in the US if they have been the victim of a crime. This creepy woman actually cut her willing accomplices with a box cutter to help create the lie that they were victims!
Thanks to reader Cristina for sending me the story from last month. (I am getting behind due to the distractions of life these days.) Which reminds me to say I hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy.
From the US Justice Department:
Woman Orchestrated Scheme To Obtain U Visas, Charged With Visa Fraud
“According to the allegations in the indictment, between August 20, 2019, and September 30, 2019, LINARES conspired with other individuals to defraud the United States by making false statements to fraudulently obtain U Nonimmigrant Visas (“U-Visas”), for four individuals.
Victims of certain criminal activities that occur in the United States may be eligible to apply for and obtain a U Visa. A victim who obtains a U Visa may subsequently apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to adjust their status to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
According to the allegations in the indictment, LINARES devised and participated in a detailed scheme, whereby the four individuals each falsely reported to the Eden Prairie Police Department that they were victims of robberies committed in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
LINARES directed the individuals to file a police report stating that they were a victim of a fabricated assault, and to corroborate each other’s account of the assault. LINARES used a box cutter or other sharp object to cut the four individuals before they filed their false report with the Eden Prairie Police Department. In exchange, LINARES collected a $2,000 fee from each individual.”
Learn more about U-visas here.