Massive Asylum Fraud Charged in NY, Lawyers Indicted

Massive Asylum Fraud Charged in NY, Lawyers Indicted

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “Our asylum laws exist to provide a safe haven in the United States to immigrants subject to persecution in their own countries for exercising freedoms fundamental to a democracy.  As alleged, these defendants, including six attorneys and a church employee, exploited those laws by weaving elaborate fictions on behalf of hundreds of would-be asylum seekers, coaching them on how to lie on their applications, stepping in when they went off script, and lying to immigration judges at court hearings.  Asylum fraud imposes a tremendous burden on the system and it also makes it more difficult for those who are legitimately seeking refuge in this country.”

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Anonymous
  • 12-19-2012

this is sickening,my husband had a legit asylum case and the judge and the asylum office denied him and sent him back to his country where he will face certain death! i hope they get life in prison!