Thursday, April 18, 2013

Everyone wants to be Cuban

Federal proscutors in Miami brought 20 cases of immigration fraud yesterday involving foreign nationals who allegedly posed as Cubans to take advantage of the separate U.S. immigration policies that favor any Cuban national. 

The cases include individuals who were apparently in the business of helping would-be immigrants to obtain fake documents that would show that they are Cuban.  There is so much fraud of this type that the U.S. Attorney’s office has a special effort to fight it, called Operation Havana Gateway.

There were three cases where the individuals claimed that they were born to Cuban parents (see cases 14, 17, and 18), intending to take advantage of a ridiculous Bush Administration policy that allows anyone born to a Cuban parent anywhere in the world to be treated as a Cuban national if they wish to immigrate to the United States.

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