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- Scams/Abuse/Deaths - US Department of State -
Crackdown Targets Immigration Fraud
By Akilah Johnson, Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2003
Authorities in California are cracking down on scam immigration "experts" who promise to help illegal immigrants
legalize their status but just steal their money instead.
State Attorney General Bill Lockyer set up the Office of Immigrant Assistance two years ago and so far has filed charges against
14 unlawful immigration businesses.
Legitimate immigration consultants are required to be licensed by the state and post a $50,000 bond.
There are about 700 bona fide immigration consultants in California.
Immigrants make up 25 percent of California's population and are attractive targets to criminals.
In January this year, Lockyer intervened on behalf of some 300 Korean immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area
who were facing deportation. They had paid up to $30,000 each to unscrupulous Korean immigration "advisers" who gave them illegal green cards.
Johnson writes: "According to the Federal Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, fraud cases of all types have jumped 27 percent nationwide this year."
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- Crime - US Department of State
Seventeen Chinese Men Charged with Hiding in U.S.-Bound South Korean Ship
Associated Press Newswires, Dateline Hong Kong, July 28, 2003
Seventeen Chinese men were jailed when they were found by crew members aboard the
South Korean ship Hyundai Kingdom which was docked in Hong Kong and said to be headed for Long Beach, California.
The Chinese had entered Hong Kong legally from Fujian province.
The 17 are accused of trying to board the vessel without the owner's consent.
They face nine months in jail and a fine of up to 1,000 Hong Kong dollars (U.S. $128) if found guilty.
Chinese People Smuggler Sentenced to Life in Prison
Associated Press Newswires, Dateline Beijing, July 8, 2003
Song Yuanri, the Chinese leader of a people-smuggling attempt that lead to the deaths of 25 people,
was sentenced to life in prison by a court in the eastern port city of Ningbo, south of Shanghai.
Between May and October 2001, Song arranged to smuggle 180 Chinese illegal immigrants from Ningbo to South Korea.
On October 6, 2001, an attempt to move 60 illegal immigrants ended in disaster when at least 25
suffocated while hiding inside the hull of a South Korean fishing boat.According to South Korean police reports,
the crew dumped the bodies at sea. South Korean police detained and returned home the surviving illegal immigrants,
and eight South Korean fishermen were arrested.
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