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Dear Editor:

Section 245(i) is a smokescreen for document fraud. A tremendous number of the clients that I deal with, especially those not from Canada or Mexico, who claim to have entered without inspection are lying. The truth is that they entered with a fake passport and a fake visa. Section 245(i) encourages fraud because any misrepresentations at the time of entry are easily concealed at the adjustment interview under the umbrella of "entry without inspection." Lets keep the debate honest, except for Canada and Mexico, the term "entry without inspection" is just a euphemism for document fraud. Do we really believe that people who used a fake passport to come to this country are suddenly going to become honest people because their are now on American soil? Of course not. In fact, experience has shown that people who claim to have entered without inspection are much more likely to engage in other types of immigration fraud, including marriage fraud and fraud in employment based cases. I can say from my own observation, the quality of immigrant who adjusts their status under 245(i) is lower than the quality of person who comes to this country through consular processing.

Connor Robertson
Martinez, CA


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