“I can get a Green Card for you.” – a Big Lie
An English teacher at a language school in New York charged her international students a big sum of money for her empty promise of their Green Cards. This is a scam and a lie. A Green Card cannot be obtained easily.
News Source: Patch.com
CHELSEA, NY — An English as a Second Language teacher pleaded guilty Monday for stealing more than $40,000 from student visa holders by falsely promising to provide them with Green Cards in exchange for cash payments, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced.
The teacher, Jenetta Ferguson, 59, of Queens worked at Micropower Career Institute at 137 W 25th St. in Chelsea. The technical school was raided by the feds in May 2014 on fraud charges due to visa scams, and was shut down soon after.
Ferguson told at least six foreign students that she could score them Green Cards for $8,500 to $10,500 per person. The students were staying in the U.S. on student visas and had originally come from Italy, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
In total, Ferguson stole about $42,000 from the six students between March and September 2014, Vance said.
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