By Rick Oltman, December 3, 2019
A recent spate of reporting about illegal aliens claiming they were victims of crimes…when they were not highlights another area of immigration law that needs to be addressed.
The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse … .
In other words, an illegal alien who reports he/she is a victim of a crime, gets a visa to remain in the country to help the police solve the case. Not surprisingly, this process is being illegally used by illegal aliens to avoid deportation.
Here are some recent reports:
Minnesota: August 20, 2019, Four illegal aliens in Minnesota claimed they were stabbed and robbed while walking outside, but law enforcement now says the incidents were part of an orchestrated scam to obtain immigrant visas.
August 30, two women claimed they were robbed while walking to a McDonald’s.
The two August robberies were extremely similar to an incident reported by a woman, Hernandez Linares, who told police in 2015 that she and a friend were robbed at knifepoint by two men. She received a U visa in March 2016. Linares is now believed to have been paid by the “victims” above to help them orchestrate this hoax.
Texas: A conservative activist in Texas was falsely accused of stalking a woman who was an illegal alien and used the lie to attempt to get a U visa.
Washington: In October, the police were called to Bob’s Burgers in Seatac, Washington, when employees said two armed men tied them up and sexually abused customers and robbed the restaurant.
How many times have illegal aliens lied about being crime victims to get the U Visa? One could reasonable guess: a lot.
There is a limit of 10,000 U visas granted each year. However, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will create a waiting list for any eligible principal or derivative petitioners that are awaiting a final decision and a U visa. Petitioners placed on the waiting list will be granted deferred action or parole and are eligible to apply for work authorization while waiting for additional U visas to become available.
The U visa program was created in 2000 as part of the “Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act.” It is time for Congress to get back to work on fixing the problems our country faces and tightening this program up, eliminating the “waiting list” and increasing the penalties for fraudulent use of this program.
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