U Visa 2019 – fraud and how it can hurt your immigration goals


U Visa 2019  / fraud and how it can hurt your immigration goals

Andres talks about two cases that USCIS shared of people who engaged in U Visa fraud. As an immigration attorney, Andres Mejer, has helped people obtain U Visas. He explains what impact it will have on your immigration journey if you are found guilty of visa fraud.

Transcript:

Andres Mejer Lastly for IN THE NEWS USCIS convicts two of U Visa fraud. Now. I’ll talk about what U visa is in just a little bit. In our education segment, it’s all about U visa but here we have Miguel Bautista Manuel age forty-one from Mexico. Travis LEE NIXON age 29 of Greenville I think North Carolina. They were both sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud the United States. So Miguel, Travis, and Pineda. Martinez also and Pineda Hernandez. So here’s what happened. Miguel hired Nixon to stage an armed robbery which Miguel, Pineda Hernandez, and Pineda Martinez were the alleged victims. The three of them then would report the incident as a basis to make a U visa claim, U visa would then give them legal status. Miguel was sentenced to eight and a half months in prison. Travis Lee 12 months in prison. Pineda was time served And Pineda Hernandez is awaiting sentencing. So because Pineda is awaiting sentencing. Chances are he cut a deal. He spoke to the police or to somebody said this is all a scam. And that’s probably why he hasn’t been sentenced like everybody else. I don’t know that yet. But that is a likely outcome of what happened is somebody said hey this is what’s going on. If you’re going to commit fraud, there’s going to be consequences. The whole point of the U visa is to help law enforcement take criminals out of the street. So violating that trust. Well, the consequences can be quite severe. Miguel Pineda Martinez and Pineda Hernandez are almost certainly likely to be deported. Their conduct was a crime and moral turpitude which means they’re likely not bond eligible. I don’t know what relief they may have but the reality is when you commit fraud and something like this you’re not likely to have a remedy to stay in the United States. I’m not saying there aren’t any there’s always asylum, but it’s a significant negative factor to determine whether you would be able to stay in the United States. My name is Andrés Mejer. And if you have any questions or comments on this and any items in the news please comment below and we’ll discuss it either now or at the next segment.

Share This Post!

Related Posts

Call Us Today!


New Jersey Immigration Attorney

Need help?

Got questions?

New Jersey Immigration Attorney

We're here 24/7.
Call Now!



Eatontown, NJ


Address

286 RT 35
Unit D
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Map/Directions

Lakewood, NJ


Address

212 2nd Street
Suite 104
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Map/Directions

Newark, NJ


Address

50 Park Place
Suite #1101
Newark, NJ 07102

Map/Directions

Edison, NJ


Address

1929 NJ-27
Edison, NJ 08817

Map/Directions

Bridgewater, NJ


Address

1065 US-22 Suite 2B
Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807

Map/Directions

Copyright 2021 Provencher and Flatt, LLP - All Rights Reserved. Powered by Advantage Attorney Marketing & Cloud Solutions

Immigration Attorney

Request Your Free Copy

Solicite su copia gratuita

Immigration Book

Request Your Free Copy

Solicite su copia gratuita

Arrested in New Jersey

Request Your Free Copy

Solicite su copia gratuita

Immigration Attorney

Ask an Immigration Attorney

Ask a question or tell us about your situation, we are happy to help!

Find out if you already qualify for legal US status online now!

Find Out Immediately If You Qualify for Legal Status

Subheading

Step 1 of 7

Your privacy is important to us. We will keep the information you provide strictly confidential. We only use your information to determine if you may be eligible for immigration benefits in the United States. The information we provide should not be construed as legal advice and submission of this form does not create an attorney/client relationship.

Sin cargo. Sin obligación.  -  No charge. No obligation.

Please accept the following terms and conditions to use our free immigration solution finder.

Ingrese la siguiente información para aceptar los términos y condiciones.

Enter the following information to accept the terms and conditions.

Averigüe de inmediato si califica para el estatus legal

Información Personal / Personal Information

Subheading

Idioma Preferido*

Preferred Language

Step 2 of 7

Fecha Nacimiento*

Date of Birth

Pais de Nacimiento*

Country of Birth

Entradas a las EEUU / Entries into the US

Subheading

Step 3 of 7

Fecha Entrada*

Date of Entry

Entrada Legal*

Did you enter legally?

Background

Subheading

Step 4 of 7

¿Tiene usted padres, conyuge o hijos mayores de 21 anos,Que ha estado o esta en las fuerzas armadas Americanas?*

Do you have a parent, spouse, or child over 21 who is or was in the US military?

¿Tiene usted padres,conyuge o hijos mayores de 21 anos, ciudadanos Americanos o residentes permanentes?*

Do you have a parent, spouse, or child over 21 who is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident?

¿Ha tenido usted, sus padres o sus abuelos un estado legal en los EEUU?*

Did you, your parents, or your grandparents ever have legal status in the U.S.?

¿Esta considerando matrimonio con us ciudadano Americano o residente permanente? ( mismo sexo incluido)*

Are you considering marriage to a US citizen or green card holder (same-sex marriage included)?

Background

Subheading

Step 5 of 7

¿Alguien ha peticionado a su favor por motivos de inmigración?*

Has anyone ever filed an immigration petition for you before?

¿Ha sido usted deportado o esta usted en procedimiento de deportación ahora?*

Have you ever been deported or are you in deportation proceedings now?

Ha sido abusado por sus padres, conyuge o hijo mayor de edad?*

Has your parent, spouse, or adult child been abusive to you?

¿Si es asi, fue previo a Abril 30 del 2001?*

If so, was it before April 30, 2001?

Background

Subheading

Step 6 of 7

¿Fue usted, conyuge, sus padres, pareja o sus hijos victimas de de un crimen violento en los EEUU?*

Were you, your parents, siblings, spouse, partner, or children a victim of a violent crime in the US?

¿Es usted menor de 21 años y soltero?*

Are you under 21 and not married?

¿Tiene usted un padre, conyuge o hijo menor de 15 anos con requerimientos especiales médicos (dificultades de estudio, alergias severas, asma u otra condición medica severa)?*

Do you have a parent, spouse, or child under 15 with medical or special needs (learning disability, severe allergies or asthma, or other serious medical condition)?

¿Fue usted maltratado, abusado o abandonado por sus padres?*

Did your parents mistreat, abuse, or abandon you?

Background

Subheading

Step 7 of 7

¿Tenia usted 30 anos o menos en Junio, 15, 2012?*

Were you 30 years or under on June 15, 2012?

¿Tenía usted 15 años o menos en su primera entrada en los EEUU?*

Were you 15 years old or younger on your first entry into the US?

Click below now to see if you qualify!

¡Haga clic abajo ahora para ver si califica!

New Jersey Immigration Attorney

Get instant access now!

Enter your name and email address below