HomeNews WireIllegal Immigrant Ran Scam To Get Undocumented Immigrants Visas By Faking Robberies Editor January 16, 2020 36-year-old Yuridia Hernandez Linares pleaded guilty in a case in which she was operating an illegal business helping illegal aliens obtain U visas by falsely claiming to have been a victim of a violent crime. A U visa is one that is given to victims of crimes or crimes against their immediate family who has either been physically or substantially mentally abused while in the U.S. and is willing to help law enforcement resolve the situation. All she did was use a box cutter to make it look as though they had been victims of a violent robbery and like magic, they'd get their U visas. Linares was doing this and making big bucks off of it, charging immigrants anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 to help them apply for and receive a U visa. From Breitbart News As part of her business operation, Linares would charge illegal aliens between $2,000 to $5,000 to fraudulently secure them U visas. Linares would cut the illegal aliens with box cutters, then have them report to the police that they were the victims of violent crimes. Linares is in Heppenin County custody and faces up to ten years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Her sentencing hearing is set for January 30. Last year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) detailed potential widespread abuse of the U visa program spurred by a provision in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in which more than 2,200 cases of potential fraud by foreign nationals have been detected since 2013, Breitbart News reported. In fiscal year 2014, there were fewer than 200 cases of potential fraud in the U visa program. By fiscal year 2019, the number of potential fraud cases had increased to more than 800 — a 305 percent jump in six years. Fraud like this has been increasing for years. Hopefully, the construction of the wall at the Southern Border will help reduce this a little.