Restaurant Owner Gets 3 Years For Forced Labor, Visa Fraud

Law360 (December 19, 2018, 6:49 PM EST) — An Oregon federal judge on Tuesday said a former restaurant owner must spend more than three years in prison for orchestrating a scheme that lured Taiwanese workers to the U.S. under false pretenses and resulted in coerced labor,...

Immigrants seeking citizenship face growing backlog in applications

By Amy Taxin October 28 LOS ANGELES — More than 700,000 immigrants are waiting on applications to become U.S. citizens, a process that once took about six months but has stretched to more than two years in some places under the Trump administration. The number of immigrants...

Former owner and manager of Long Island catering hall pleads guilty to forced labor charges

NEW YORK — A Long Island man pleaded guilty Wednesday to forced labor of employees. This following the investigation and 2017 arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, with assistance from the U.S. Citizenship...
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