NBC Washington reported,
“A federal program that grants immigrants a faster track to citizenship after filing a domestic abuse claim is vulnerable to fraud, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
In 2018, nearly 13,000 immigrants filed claims using a provision in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as a path to gain legal permanent residence in the United States. The program allows immigrant abuse victims to self-petition and removes the alleged abuser who sponsored them into the country from the process.”
The first thing to note from the report is that the Violence Against Women Act, originally sponsored and recently reauthorized by Biden, “allows immigrant abuse victims to self-petition and removes the alleged abuser who sponsored them into the country from the process.”
Normally, an immigrant seeking permanent residence through marriage would have to undergo a lengthy process, including interviews which would require them to prove the authenticity of their relationship. Thanks to this law, if the immigrant is the victim of domestic violence, or simply accuses their spouse of it, many of the steps can be skipped altogether.
“The report says fraud referrals involving VAWA self-petitions have more than quadrupled in the past five years.
‘They’re now using VAWA as a means by which to escape the two-year requirement to remain in the marital relationship without drawing any suspicion to themselves,’ said retired ICE Agent John Sampson.
Sampson now works as a consultant helping Americans who believe they were victims of marriage fraud. He said more than 1,500 people have contacted him. He’s critical of the system which provides them little recourse.
‘The law as it was passed and enacted prohibits USCIS from considering any adverse information the U.S. citizen spouse or their family may present to them,’ Sampson said.”
When the immigrant calls police and tells them that her husband has abused her, no investigation takes place. Officers will arrest the American, put him in jail, and leave it to the courts to sort out the details. Police will take statements, but all this does is help the immigrant build their case by crafting police reports describing their version of events, which are later used in court against the American, and which will forever be attached to his name.
The American finds himself already facing punishment, in jail and the cost of a lawyer poorer, before anyone ever stops to consider his potential innocence, and that in a case which is commonly fabricated for the very reason his was. With one phone call, the immigrant has taken his freedom, often his career or job, his future, his rights as an American, his reputation and place in society, his whole life. When he’s released from jail, he can’t even go home because of the no-contact order from the courts as a result of the case.
Once the arrest is made, the immigrant will take what they want from the home and if possible, the accounts. Often, the victim is left with nothing and can’t afford to defend themselves in the case. Civil suits and injunctions typically follow and may be used to achieve the desired outcome in the criminal case.
For example, the immigrant’s team might offer to drop the civil suits if the victim agrees to accept a deal from the state in criminal. The state will offer a diversion program and explain to the American that if they complete the program, the charge will not be on their record. This is often the easiest way out of the situation without a record or a fight they can’t afford, so they agree.
The state then makes them sign an admission of guilt in order to apply for the diversion program, and now they’re screwed. The immigrant can do whatever she wants in civil court because she has the American’s admission of guilt, and trial is off the table as well. Winning is no longer a possibility for the American. Regardless of the outcome, the record will forever state that he admitted to beating his wife, whether or not he ever did. He will have to deal with the legal, economic, and social consequences of this for the rest of his life. This is only one example of one of the many ways that they get these guys, and the same would apply if he didn’t go for a deal with state.
“The News4 I-Team interviewed Sampson in February 2018 during a series of stories on marriage fraud.
Americans claimed they were duped by foreigners who wanted to remain in the country and that the VAWA provision provided a loophole in the immigration system. Since the stories aired, more than 50 additional victims have contacted the I-Team with similar stories.
The GAO report was requested by Congress after hearing from several of the people featured in the I-Team’s reporting. The number of self-petitions filed by immigrants in the past five years has increased by more than 70%.
Investigators reviewed 631 closed cases that involved a VAWA petition and found fraud in 53%, or 332 cases. An additional 238 cases were found to be inconclusive.”
More than half of VAWA petitions were found to be fraudulent, and most of those that weren’t, were. This anti-White system is about lifting up the citizens of the future (foreigners), and punishing, getting rid of, or leeching off of the old citizens, the actual Americans who it’s meant to represent and serve.
VAWA offers an especially sinister, deeply personal, yet near foolproof opportunity to not only replace Americans demographically, but to transfer their wealth to the new population while simultaneously casting them from society as a convicted criminal and making life as hard as possible for them going forward.
“Many of the Americans who said they were duped by foreign spouses told the I-Team they tried contacting USCIS, ICE and other law enforcement agencies but had trouble getting anyone to investigate at the time.
One military service member told the I-Team he fell in love with a Russian woman who was already living in Maryland after splitting with a prior boyfriend. The new couple dated for about a month and a half before getting married.
‘[I] hit the lottery; I’d found the woman of my dreams,’ he told the I-Team.
But within a week he said she disappeared and later accused him of abuse.
‘I was humiliated beyond belief,’ he said. ‘To me this was worse than being left at the altar.’
He could have lost his job and security clearance. He said his Russian wife knew more about the U.S. immigration system than he did.
When the I-Team tried to track her down at a home in D.C. in 2018, a man told us she’d been staying there and that he and his wife have taken in lots of Russian women through their church.
When asked if he ever saw signs of abuse, he said no, referring to her claims as ‘B.S.’
When asked why that would happen, he mentioned the legal loophole.
‘All the Russian women know this particular rule and get an edge,’ the homeowner said.
This summer, a federal grand jury indicted New York immigration consultant Arleigh Louison for making false statements involving VAWA claims. Prosecutors say he filed more than 1,800 fraudulent immigration applications. He says he did nothing wrong.
‘Applying for the benefit is not fraud, it is applying for a benefit. If after you determine that the person does not qualify, it’s still not fraud, they just don’t qualify,’ Louison said.
He told the I-Team he’s filed thousands of VAWA claims on behalf of clients seeking citizenship, which also allows them to get work authorization while the paperwork is being reviewed. Prosecutors said the immigrants were not aware of what Louison filed.
‘Everybody knows exactly what they’re doing when they come here,’ countered Louison. ‘I cannot be the gatekeeper as to whether or not this claim is true or false. I cannot be.’
But, for American spouses, those abuse claims can be costly. Some have had to hire attorneys and spend years defending themselves.
The military member in Maryland told the I-Team, even with his high security clearance, no one would listen to his case.
‘I was really, really disappointed in our immigration laws,’ he said.”
No matter what the end result is in any case like this against an American, the immigrant will usually get what they wanted. At the least, they’re granted stay for the duration of the case. For this reason, they will often drag the cases out as long as possible, costing the real victim years of their life and countless dollars.
Traitors with law degrees make their livings by betraying their fellow Americans and coaching these immigrants through every step of the process of scamming them and destroying their lives. These lawyers, along with the victim advocates, prosecutors, judges, police, and all who take part, as well the politicians who drafted and signed the legislation making it possible, are among the most despicable traitors this country has to offer, and they rarely get the attention they deserve for it.