2008 Archives

December 2008

Operation yields 8 criminal and 5 administrative arrests
Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) arrested 13 individuals on marriage fraud-related charges. U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez and ICE Special Agent in Charge Manuel Oyola Torres announced the arrest today in San Juan.…read more

November 2008

Shield Foundation shelter shakedown
Bob Hartzog of Glendale, Ariz. was roused out of his slumber by a ringing phone. It was the cops. According to the policeman, Hartzog’s wife Valentina charged he had forced her to have sex and threatened to kill her.…read more

October 2008

Sailor in marriage scam gets 2-year jail sentence
A U.S. Navy sailor who fled to Europe after admitting he arranged sham marriages at Mayport Naval Station was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison.…read more

April 2008

Feds move to deport women arrested in marriage fraud investigation
Immigration authorities have begun their push to deport Eastern European women arrested on charges of marrying sailors as a way to stay in the country…read more

March 2008

Emilio Gonzalez, USCIS Director, Resigns
Emilio T. Gonzalez, the incompetent head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that spends less than 6 minutes reviewing each request for green cards and citizenship has resigned. …read more