More Chinese immigrants seek asylum than any other immigrant group in the country, and most of them apply from New York, where federal officials regard the applicant pool with suspicion.
Fascinating. The picture within the article shows FBI agents investigating an office it raided because it was connected to immigration fraud. The Chinese community planted interpreters who would help those trying to declare amnesty if they ever veered off “scripts” given to them for their interviews.
“According to my system of values, what I did is correct,” said Xu Lu, a defendant who worked as an interpreter at law firms implicated in the schemes.
“What you did is against the law but it is righteous,” he said of his actions. “You helped the weak. And you will be loved and remembered by the world.”
While the article recognizes genuine cases of amnesty mixed in with fraudulent ones, it is interesting to note that the article does not go into any details about how this particular sector of fraud was discovered.
Asylum Fraud in Chinatown: An Industry of Lies