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Teens in Alleged NYC Immigration Scam Sent on Luxury Tours

Teens in Alleged NYC Immigration Scam Sent on Luxury Tours

Some Queens Family Court judges have begun pushing back against young Punjabi men who they think may be looking for an improper shortcut to citizenship, the I-Team has learned. Read More

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Monday, Jun 1, 2015
Feds Find Signs of Criminal Activity in Alleged Scheme to Defraud NYC Court

Feds Find Signs of Criminal Activity in Alleged Scheme to Defraud NYC Court

Weeks after NBC New York's I-Team uncovered concerns about widespread immigration fraud in Queens Family Court, federal investigators have uncovered signs of possible criminal activity and are expanding their probe into the alleged... Read More

Friday, Mar 20, 2015
Homeland Security to Probe Alleged Immigration Fraud in Queens

Homeland Security to Probe Alleged Immigration Fraud in Queens

Two weeks after the I-Team exclusively reported on alleged scheme to exploit the Queens Family Court for a fast track to green cards, the Department of Homeland Security has opened up a probe into the alleged fraud. Read More

Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
I-Team: Immigration Scheme Catches Attention of House Judiciary Committee

I-Team: Immigration Scheme Catches Attention of House Judiciary Committee

One week after NBC 4 New York's I-Team found evidence of an organized scheme to exploit the Queens Family Court to bypass the immigration process, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte tells the I-Team he's exploring ways to fix the problem to prevent fraud and abuse of immigration laws. Melissa Russo reports.

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
Lawmaker Demands Action After I-Team Reveals Alleged Court Fraud

Lawmaker Demands Action After I-Team Reveals Alleged Court Fraud

A high-ranking federal lawmaker is demanding action from the Department of Homeland Security after the I-Team uncovered evidence of an alleged scheme to exploit the Queens Family Court for a fast track to green cards. Read More

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
Lax Fingerprinting Amid Alleged Immigration Scheme

Lax Fingerprinting Amid Alleged Immigration Scheme

The New York state court system says it will tighten its fingerprinting procedures after the I-Team exposed what some believe is an organized scheme to exploit the Queens Family Court for a fast track to green cards. Read More

Friday, Mar 13, 2015
Congressman Promises Fix After I-Team Uncovers Immigration Scheme

Congressman Promises Fix After I-Team Uncovers Immigration Scheme

A federal lawmaker is exploring ways to fix loopholes in immigration laws after the I-Team uncovered evidence of an organized scheme to exploit the Queens Family Court for a fast track to green cards. Read More

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases, Insiders Charge

Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases, Insiders Charge

A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Read More

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