Sentencing for Scammers Who Sold Fake Cuban Birth Documents
“U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga is expected Friday to sentence members of a network who sold false Cuban birth certificates to undocumented immigrants so they could pretend to be Cubans and obtain green cards,” the Miami Herald reports.
“Thanks to the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans who arrive in the United States without a visa can remain in the country and apply for residence after a year and one day. This immigration benefit is available only to people who can prove they are Cuban citizens.”
New Utah A.G. Says Guest Work Plan Not a Priority
“New Attorney General John Swallow’s Office has wasted no time in pushing to the back burner one of his predecessor’s priority projects: coming up with an agreement that would streamline the process for legal workers to come to Utah from the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon,” the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
“Brian Tarbet, general counsel to Swallow, told the Commission on Immigration and Migration on Thursday that establishing the agreement signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert in March 2011 wasn’t a priority in the new administration.”
Former Playmate Charged With Smuggling Boyfriend to U.S.
“The self-proclaimed ‘world’s sexiest DJ’ may also now take on the additional title of world’s sexiest immigrant smuggler.
A former Playboy magazine playmate is facing federal charges that she tried to smuggle her Canadian boyfriend across the border – in a Bentley,” Fox News Latino writes. “Authorities say Colleen Shannon, 34, was an accomplice in a plot to sneak her Canadian boyfriend Robert Skojo across the border last year into the United States by boat across the Akwesasne Indian Reservation.”
Congresswoman Hires Illegal Alien Amnestied by Obama to do Illegal Alien Outreach
“An immigration activist who’s one of the leaders of the Dream Act movement is joining the staff of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as a district outreach director . . . [Erika] Andiola entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico but has work authorization for two years by way of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the deportation-relief offered by President Barack Obama to immigrants eligible for the Dream Act,” the Huffington Post writes.