Immigration is a topic burning with urgency and strong opinions. It played a major role in the 2016 presidential election. And the battle to determine policy is being waged at the federal, state, and local levels.
Meanwhile, immigration fraud has taken a number of forms. We’re most familiar with efforts by local jurisdictions to shield illegals from deportation by the feds. However, there are other forms of immigration fraud being committed while the national debate is in progress.
In this case, an employee of the Social Security Administration in Sacramento has been convicted of immigration fraud. And what she did is shocking.
The Sacramento Bee provides the details on this case as well as information on other guilty parties.
“Following a four-day jury trial, Nelli Kesoyan, 45, of Rancho Cordova was found guilty Wednesday of one count of conspiring to make false statements in a matter related to naturalization and citizenship and to obstruct, impede or influence a pending agency proceeding, and one count of falsifying government records, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. presided over the trial.”
There seems to be a compulsion in California to support the cause of illegal immigration regardless of the consequences. And, apparently, regardless of the methods used.
Ms. Kesoyan is not the only person involved in this crime.
“In January 2014, Kesoyan, a Social Security Administration claims representative, conspired with her husband, Grigor Kesoyan, and Vanik Movsesyan to make false statements in Movsesyan’s application for naturalization submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the news release said. Grigor Kesoyan and Movsesyan have pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy.”
So Ms. Kesoyan got some help in advancing this fraudulent application for naturalization by her husband and by the man seeking citizenship. She has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing as is Movsesyan. Her husband has already been sentenced to two years of probation.
This group employed extraordinary methods in their effort to get Mr. Movsesyan U.S. citizenship. That they failed is not a surprise given the number of federal agencies involved in this case.
“The case resulted from an investigation by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
In this case, we had a federal employee abusing her power to create fraudulent documents to support a citizenship application. She got nailed for it.
Now if we can only get some action against state and local officials who are endangering our country by giving illegals sanctuary. Then we would see some real progress in ending illegal immigration.
Source: Sacramento Bee