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Another Immigration Fraud Denaturalization: Haitian Woman Jailed, Loses Citizenship For Immigration Fraud
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December 23, 2017, 09:34 AM
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Someone in Homeland Security in Florida is doing their job—on Monday, I had a blog item headed Bangladeshi Identity Thief, Phony Refugee Denaturalized, To Be Deported. I Call Trump Effect!

The local press called her a Sarasota woman, and they're calling this one a Davenport woman, but they're both in the Tampa area.

The "Sarasota woman" is a Bangladesh woman, and the Davenport  woman is a Haiti woman, but they both committed roughly the same crime—applying for refugee status, being rejected, and coming back and applying again under a false name:

Davenport woman sentenced for obtaining citizenship illegally

The Ledger

Posted Dec 22, 2017

TAMPA — U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore sentenced Natasha Pierre, 46, Davenport, aka Elsie Petitfrere, to six months in federal prison for obtaining U.S. citizenship through false and misleading representations to U.S. immigration authorities. She pleaded guilty Aug. 30. The court also entered an order denaturalizing Pierre and stripping her of her United States citizenship; she is now subject to deportation to Haiti.

According to her plea agreement and evidence presented in court, Pierre first applied for asylum protection to remain in the United States in 1993, claiming that she had entered the United States from Haiti and feared persecution and arrest if she returned there. In June 1995, the INS rejected her application and ordered her to appear before an immigration judge for possible deportation proceedings. In July 1995, she failed to appear as directed and the court ordered her removal from the United States. The immigration judge also entered a warrant for her arrest and deportation.

While her case was still pending before the immigration court, Pierre assumed the new identity of Elsie Petitfrere and filed for legal protection and permanent resident status in the United States using this new identity and a different set of biographical data. In 2012, she applied for U.S. citizenship, and Petitfrere ultimately became a U.S. citizen Sept. 11, 2012.

You can't help wondering how many people have done this. The Department of Justice is wondering too—it's their job—and they're actually, now that Trump is President, doing something about it:
According to her plea agreement and evidence presented in Court, Pierre first applied for asylum protection to remain in the United States in 1993, claiming that she had entered the United States from Haiti and feared persecution and arrest if she returned there. In June 1995, the INS rejected her application and ordered her to appear before an immigration judge for possible deportation proceedings. In July 1995, she failed to appear as directed and the court ordered her removal from the United States. The immigration judge also entered a warrant for her arrest and deportation.

While her case was still pending before the immigration court, Pierre assumed the new identity of Elsie Petitfrere and filed for legal protection and permanent resident status in the United States using this new identity and a different set of biographical data. In 2012, she applied for U.S. citizenship, and Petitfrere ultimately became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012.

In her immigration paperwork and application for citizenship, Petitfrere denied the use of prior names, denied having been subject to an order of deportation, and denied lying to immigration authorities. Photographic and fingerprint evidence later established that Pierre and Petitfrere were the same person and that Pierre had lied on several keys parts of her citizenship application.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This investigation was a part of “Operation Second Look,” a nationwide initiative of the Department of Homeland Security to review the files of hundreds of persons who were ordered deported from the United States but have not left the country as directed. The Pierre case is one of four similar investigations in the Tampa Bay area. These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay L. Hoffer.

Second Woman Sentenced And Denaturalized For Obtaining U.S. Citizenship Through Lies

Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida, December 21, 2017