Scammers to be sentenced for selling fake Cuban birth certificates to people seeking U.S. residency

From The Miami Harald

Posted on Thursday, 01.17.13

BY ALFONSO CHARDY

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.

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.

The case in Miami federal court exposed the first public details of what has become an increasingly common practice in South Florida. . . . Read Complete Report

 

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