U.S. to Launch Office to Identify People Who Got Fake Citizenship

first_imgThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is going to launch an office in Los Angeles that will concentrate on recognizing Americans who are suspected of using deceitful means to avail U.S. citizenship, the Associated Press reported.“We finally have a process in place to get to the bottom of all these bad cases and start denaturalizing people who should not have been naturalized in the first place. What we’re looking at, when you boil it all down, is potentially a few thousand cases,” USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna was quoted as saying by the news agency.Immigrants who go on to become U.S. citizens get the right to vote, serve on juries and get security clearance. Denaturalization is quite a rare incident where the citizenship is removed.Cissna added that the USCIS is recruiting many lawyers and immigration officers to assess cases of immigrants who were ordered to be deported, and are suspected of using fraudulent identities to avail green cards and citizenship later through naturalization.The Department of Justice would be referred these cases. Their attorneys could then look at removing the immigrants’ citizenship in the proceedings of the civil court. In some instances, the government attorneys could also bring criminal charges associated with fraud, Cissna said, according to the report.So far, the agency has been pursuing cases as and when they came up, but it was not through a coordinated effort, Cissna said. He added that he hoped the new office of the agency will start operating by next year. However, inspecting and referring cases for prosecution could take longer.Earlier this year, Baljinder Singh, a naturalized American citizen of Indian origin, became the first person to be stripped of his citizenship under the Donald Trump administration. According to the petition filed by the Department of Justice in September 2017, Singh had concealed prior orders of exclusion and his deportation that were passed against him, and assumed a different identity that was used for naturalization in his citizenship application.Cissna pointed out that the U.S. government is not keen on pursuing cases with minor discrepancies. It instead wants to target people who knowingly altered their identities to con officials to avail benefits. “The people who are going to be targeted by this — they know full well who they are because they were ordered removed under a different identity and they intentionally lied about it when they applied for citizenship later on. It may be some time before we get to their case, but we’ll get to them,” Cissna added.The justice department has filed 305 civil denaturalization cases since 1990, according to statistics obtained by Matthew Hoppock, an immigration attorney in Kansas, who has been defending immigrants in these cases, the news agency reported.The USCIS received over 5,000 complaints of H-1B visa fraud and abuse as of May 21, 2018 on the email helpline that was launched by the Trump administration last year. Related Itemslos angelesUnited StatesUSCISlast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineBentley Motors showed its fastest, most potent drop-top ever – the new 2011 Continental Supersports Convertible – during the New York Motor Show this week. The newest addition to the Continental model range features a 621-horsepower, twin-turbocharged W12 engine that is capable of running on both gasoline and E85 bioethanol, making it both powerful and environmentally conscious.The new, muscular four-seat Supersports Convertible will be priced from $280,400 when it arrives at Bentley retailers this summer. Unmistakably Bentley in its design and craftsmanship, its interior signifies a dramatic re-interpretation of Bentley luxury. Satin-finished carbon fiber, Alcantara™ and ‘Soft Grip’ leather create a unique ambience with a distinctly sporting and contemporary style.The entire 2011 Continental model range, including the new Supersports Convertible, will be capable of running on both gasoline and E85 bioethanol, or any combination of the two, reaffirming Bentley’s ongoing commitment to make all its cars biofuel compatible by 2012. Pioneered by the Supersports Coupe, this FlexFuel technology offers a reduction of up to 70 percent in CO2 emissions on a ‘well-to-wheel’ basis, a measure of a fuel’s net contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions.“The new Supersports Convertible is the most powerful drop-top we’ve ever produced,” said Christophe Georges, President & Chief Operating Officer for Bentley Motors, Inc. “This extreme power combines with pioneering FlexFuel technology, now shared with all Continental models, reflecting Bentley’s ongoing commitment to more environmental motoring.”The New Continental Supersports Convertible – At a GlanceThe fastest, most potent drop-top Bentley ever-6-liter W12 engine twin-turbocharged engine produces 621bhp at 6,000 rev/min and 590lb ft of torque at 2,000-4,500 rev/min-0 – 60mph in 3.9 seconds-0 -100mph in 9.6 seconds-Top speed of 202mph-Overall weight saving of 198 lbs versus GTC SpeedA highly focused, extreme Bentley convertible driving experience-Revised ZF 6HP26 transmission with ‘Quickshift’ system that cuts shift times by 50 percent and enables double downshifts-New 40/60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system reduces understeer when powering out of bends and provides for better modulation of line and attitude by ‘throttle steering’-Retuned Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system, stiffer suspension bushes and uprated rear anti-roll bar benefit body control, steering response, turn-in and balance-Increased 2-inch rear track improves grip and stability-Lightweight, 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels offer 22 lbs weight saving per car, reducing unsprung and rotating mass and improving brake cooling-275/35 ZR20 Pirelli Ultra High Performance tires-Advanced ESP system fully exploits potential of the powerful W12 engine and improved chassis-Standard-fit carbon-ceramic brakes provide fade-free braking and contribute a 44 lb reduction in rotating and unsprung mass from the front axleMuscular yet elegant styling with four-seat practicality-Form follows function: distinctive center air intake and vertical grilles feed larger volume of air (+ ten percent) to turbocharger intercoolers while bonnet vents extract hot air from engine bay-Subtly curved rear wheel arches with newly tooled side panels accommodate increased rear track of the uprated chassis and provide muscular stance-Distinctive ‘smoked steel finish’ to all exterior ‘brightware,’ including the first automotive application of ‘Physical Vapor Deposition’ to stainless steel-Larger, twin elliptical exhaust tailpipes and rear valance with discreet vertical divider-Fixed rear boot lid spoiler for improved aerodynamics-Unique driver-focused, four-seat cabin-Lightweight, carbon fiber, front sports seats, saving 99 lbs per car-Alcantara™, carbon fiber and ‘Soft Grip’ leather provide a new interpretation of Bentley craftsmanshipThe standardization of FlexFuel capability across the 2011 Continental model range reaffirms Bentley’s on-going environmental commitment-FlexFuel available on all 2011 Continental models, including the new Supersports Convertible, from June 2010-All Continental models are now capable of running on gasoline and E85 biofuel or any combination of the two-Power and torque remain constant whatever the ratio of gasoline to E85 biofuel-A Fuel Quality Sensor detects the blending ratio of the fuel in real time sending a signal to the engine control unit (ECU), initiating the correct engine mapping. This ensures all performance parameters remain balanced and consistent-Offers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 70 percent (well-to-wheel,) a measure of a fuel’s net contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions www.bentleymotors.comlast_img read more