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Salt Lake immigration attorney faces federal charges for allegedly faking work passes

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Sounds just like attorneys


Compassion is dead in Utah


RE:anon, This was a Federal investigation. Our Attorney General spoke at this companies grand reopening in 2007, he would never prosecute a company he commended for bringing cheap labor here.

Utah has compassion for those who care enough about their family, and others, by doing it right.

These companies were exchanging employees between themselves, so the excuse of not finding suitable employees in that field was a lie. Since they committed fraud and hired people illegally, they should be charged also.

And the businesses?

So why aren't the businesses knowing using falsified documents not being arrested and thrown in jail with this lawyer? Going after one crook when hundreds are involved is an injustice to the american people. Has the Fed's gone after these illegal document holders? Have the illegals been fired and sent back to mexico?

The Fed's must also pursue and prosecute business that are employing illegal aliens, put them out of business as it will be no loss to the state or america. Illegals with jobs are not tax payers and employers are tax evaders.

Compassion is not dead in Utah, I have all the compassion in the world for the american people, but none for illegal aliens from mexico. They are putting americans out of work, stealing services from citizens and the disabled.

Texas Ute

Sounds just like bottom-feeding attorneys . . . and agents, and former government workers . . . and generally greedy, self-centered, all-about-me kind of people, just like in any line of work. A sad commentary on society. They should be made an example of.

James M.

I have driven bye this law firm several times. I have noticed nervous illegals coming and going each time I was there. I always wondered what was going on.

Alex in Kansas

To think I was considering applying for a job there after I graduate from law school. I'm completing my J.D. in another state and was planning on returning to Utah to specialize in immigration law. It's a good thing this story was uncovered. Thanks Des News!

Re: Anonymous

How about compassion for legal US citizens who would have gotten those jobs had they been posted at Workforce Services as required.

Robert Y. Valentine, PhD

If President Obama replaces Republican-appointed Brett Tolman as U.S. attorney, I hope he remains in Utah to run for Utah Attorney General replacing ineffective Mark Shurtleff.

Compassion is dead?

I'll never understand how liberals equate compassion with lawlessness.

It is not compassionate to assist someone to break the law. It is not compassionate to encourage people and families to come to the US illegally, placing them at risk of displacement, deportation, and prison terms. And it's not compassion that appears to have gotten this law firm into trouble.

It's greed. Pure and simple.

Liberals need gardners and babysitters and drywallers and roofers. So they try to justify their hiring of illegals by calling it compassion.

It's not. It's greed.

It hurts illegals. It hurts Americans deprived of opportunity because of illegal labor. And, most of all, it hurts the Nation to have so many liberals wink at the law of the land, all the while patting themselves on the back for being "compassionate."

To: James M.

Your post was kind of scary. I'm hoping you don't live anywhere near me. I don't want people driving by me enough to notice how I'm feeling on a regular basis. Kind of creepy!

To Texas Ute

Yeah -- this law firm is part of that 90% that give the rest of us a bad name!


Everyone complains about illegals taking jobs from Americans. What jobs, dishwashers, cleaning motel rooms, mostly unskilled manual labor. Why am I the only person who sees this as an economic issue. Mexico is an impoverished country with no economy to support their citizens. How are harsh laws and fences going to solve this problem? Why is anyone surprised that they come here illegaly. Desperate people take desperate measures. This issue is about poverty, nothing else.

Adding to Neil

Here in AZ the joke is "build a 20 foot wall and we'll build a 21 foot ladder"
The US will never stop people from crossing the border.
So let's come up with legal avenues for tracking and documenting those coming into the US.
Most of the people I talk to would happily be documented to let the feds know where they are and what they're doing.
But to think that we are going to stop this emotional issue by building fences and sending more troops is wholly unrealistic, and extremely expensive.
It's been going on for a hundred years.
Time for new ideas, not endless complaints and critisism.


If he was telling the illegals to go back to Mexico, then he was doing the RIGHT THING! What is the problem?

good workers

I have spent many years working in many different kitchens in the food Industries and I have too say that the mexican people are much better workers than any of the lazy white people I ve worked with!!!they take there jobs and act as tho it wont be there tomarrow!!!!

To Adding to Neil

Drug smuggling has been going on for a hundred years, too. And bank robbery. And kidnapping. And rape and murder.

So, since these crimes have gone on for awhile, we should embrace them?

Yeah, it's time for new ideas, alright, not those like yours that have encouraged illegal immigration for the past 100 years.

We can no longer afford it.

Its all about poverty

Yes, let's tear down all the fences, and allow anyone who is in poverty to enter the United States to have a better life. That is the answer that will solve all the worlds problems, and it will destroy our evil American culture that brought us things like freedom, a high standard of living and achievements like sending men to the moon.


This attorney is not just guilty of fraudulent work visas, he is also guilty of helping illegals get green cards by telling them to get married to US citizens for money. His advise to my former "wife" was to make the marriage look real and the INS is to stupid and don't have the manpower to investigate, as long as it looks real. She got her green card here in UT, her husband from South Africa got his with his "paid" spouse, and their children repeated the process over and over. ALL got green cards, while they were told to make the marriage look real.I know them and they never lived with their paid US spouses, after they got their green cards, they divorced their US spounses and remarried each other! I have reported this more than 30 times, said I would testify that I know this is all a fraud, and nobody even returned a call. Thus, the door is open for every scam artist to committ fraud, because nobody listens!! I am sending everything to the ICE today again and to the special agent in charge. Lets see

To Neil

It isn't just about the cheap labor landscapers and motels owners and the like, but construction companies that use illegal aliens as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, drywallers and so on. These illegal aliens take the jobs of honest construction workers as well as unskilled legal workers.

Illegal immigration has destroyed the job market for students. Why should employers hire students, when they can hire illegal aliens and not have to worry about child labor laws and the students' schedules. Then there is the problem training students which is probably even more difficult. Unskilled students could also handle the unskilled motel and restaurant jobs. How do you think this work was done BEFORE we had illegal aliens.

Also, your sympathy for Mexicans is misplaced. Perhaps you could find a little sympathy for the millions of unskilled Americans living in poverty.

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