The Bradenton Herald headed this story Sarasota woman stripped of citizenship and set to be deported.
[ By Ryan Callihan, December 13, 2017]
They mean "Bangladesh Woman", and for the thousandth time, that's the story.
It is, however a fascinating story:
46-year-old Sarasota woman has been denaturalized and sentenced to six months in prison for obtaining her U.S. citizenship by lying to immigration authorities.Munia Parvin, who also goes by Zarrin Hoque, pleaded guilty to the charges Sept. 26, according to acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow. She has been stripped of her citizenship and is subject to be deported to Bangladesh.Court documents show Parvin first applied for asylum protection in the U.S. in 1993. At the time, she said she fled Bangladesh and could face persecution if she returned.But the Immigration and Naturalization Service denied her request in November 1996, ordering Parvin to appear before a judge for potential deportation proceedings.About a year later, the court set a date for Parvin to depart the country. When she refused to do so, a warrant was issued for her arrest and removal from the United States.The prosecutor says that’s when Parvin assumed the identity of Zarrin Hoque and filed for legal protection and permanent residency in the United States, using a new name and a “different set of biographical data.”Parvin applied for and received her citizenship June 4, 2012. In that paperwork, Parvin denied the use of prior names, orders of deportation and lying to immigration officials.[Emphases added.]
Everyone who gets citizenship does that, and it's the reason she can be denaturalized.
How did they catch her? Something called "Operation Second Look", which sounds like something that wouldn't have been allowed under the Obama Administration. (Or under a Jeb! or Hillary administration, either.) I call Trump Effect!
“When individuals lie on immigration documents, the system is severely undermined and the security of our nation is put at risk,” said Homeland Security Investigations Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.Investigators later used photographic and fingerprint evidence to determine that Parvin and Hoque were the same person. The investigation was part of “Operation Second Look,” a nationwide Homeland Security initiative to review the files of residents ordered to deport the country, and is one of four similar cases in the Tampa Bay area.
Here's the official press release,
and here it is on Twitter:
Hat tip, not yet purged @supertracpak