Immigration Law

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Border Patrol Agent Indicted for Cross-Border Shooting Death of Mexican Teen
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tucson Sentinel, Sept. 24, 2015 - "Nearly three years after a 2012 shooting in Nogales, the U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired through the border fence and killed 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand... Read More

Ohio Restaurant Owners Charged With Alien Harboring - Law360
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Four owners of an Asian restaurant in Akron, Ohio, have been indicted on immigration charges alleging they employed a number of undocumented workers and paid them less than minimum wage, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Royal Buffet and Grill... Read More

H-1B 'Benching' Visa Fraud Indictment Unsealed in Texas
Posted on 5 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Texas IT services firm has been indicted by federal authorities for using H-1B visa workers to create an inexpensive "as needed" labor force. A multi-count indictment filed last month charged that Dibon Solutions of Carrollton, Texas... Read More

American Gangsters Prey on Immigrants in Kansas
Posted on 12 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Nearly two dozen members of an Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing [unauthorized] immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement... Read More

Feds Bust Immigrant Labor Ring in Houston's Chinatown
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal agents arrested the owners of two employment agencies in Houston's vibrant Chinatown on Thursday and charged them with allegedly providing hundreds of undocumented workers, mostly from Latin America, to prep food, bus tables and wash... Read More

Couple Indicted for $20M H-1B Visa Fraud Scheme
Posted on 3 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld, May 2, 2016 - "The U.S. government has indicted a Virginia couple for running an H-1B visa-for-sale scheme the government said generated about $20 million. Raju Kosuri and Smriti Jharia of Ashburn, Va., along with... Read More

ICE Arrests, Indicts 32 in Immigration RICO Case
Posted on 1 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement Thursday began arresting 32 defendants charged with racketeering and immigration violations throughout Texas and Louisiana. ... According to court documents [ indictment 1 | indictment 2 ... Read More

$16M Forfeiture Sought in Ohio Restaurant Indictments
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging six people for their roles in a conspiracy to hire undocumented workers at a chain of restaurants in Stark and Summit counties and pay them less than minimum wage and sometimes only in tips, said... Read More

North Carolina Company Indicted on H-2B Visa Fraud Charges
Posted on 5 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Vass company that secures foreign workers for agricultural and other work in the U.S. is accused of manipulating the worker visa program and illegally funneling people to companies. A federal grand jury in Greensboro handed down a 41-count indictment... Read More

Former NY attorney arrested, indicted for 'massive immigration fraud'
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The following allegations are based on the Indictment and other court documents previously filed in Manhattan federal court: From 1996 until early 2009, EARL SETH DAVID operated a Manhattan-based immigration law firm (the “David Firm”... Read More

FBI arrests 4 Conn. police; racial profiling against Latinos charged
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The FBI arrested four police officers just before dawn Tuesday morning, alleging a conspiracy that one official called “a cancerous cadre” of “bullies with badges” to deprive some residents, particularly Latinos, of... Read More

H-2B Visa Fraud Indictment in North Carolina
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"n 2008, Stanley Porter started a small company called Winterscapes LLC with a fake purpose: bringing in 150 foreign workers under the H-2B visa program to be snow makers in the mountains of North Carolina. But some of the workers didn’t even... Read More

Khobragade Re-Indicted
Posted on 17 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the Khobragade indictment, refiled on March 14, 2014 . Read More

Update: U.S. v. Khobragade
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

INDICTMENT, EXHIBITS & RELATED LETTER: U.S. V. Devyani Khobragade What about the nanny? No sick leave, $1 per hour for maid in US Indicted but immune, Devyani Khobragade leaves for India India orders U.S. to withdraw diplomat as dispute... Read More

Owner, managers of Mo. firm indicted for defrauding customers by selling immigration forms available for free from the government
Posted on 22 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the owner and two managers of a Sedalia, Mo., business have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud consumers... Read More