Bloomberg Law
Nov. 6, 2018, 11:30 AM

Trump Immigration Fraud Focus Yields Limited Results (1)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Rooting out fraud in the immigration system has been one of the key missions of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Trump administration. So far, not much has surfaced.

It’s “shocking” to see “how little fraud they have found,” Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw in Los Angeles told Bloomberg Law. The focus on “the prevalence of fraud and abuse” in the immigration system appears to be a “tempest in a teapot,” he said.

Of more than 23,000 site visits conducted in fiscal year 2018, the USCIS only referred 1,117 cases to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for benefit fraud, according ...

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