A chinese woman has been given 10 months in prison for having had a business that helped pregnant women in China lie on their visaformularer, so they could travel to southern California and give birth to their children.
Thus, they were guaranteed u.s. citizenship.
The clever but illegal trick was by judge James Selna in Santa Ana, California, converted a penalty on the ten months behind bars.
They were given to the 41-year-old Dongyuan Li, who could not be there to wipe the tears away from his cheek several times during the trial.
But the federal prosecutors were against the verdict. They believed that Li should look forward to several years behind bars. It writes the news agency AP.
It would deter others from helping the women lie on their visaformularer. And it would make it harder to hide the pregnancies in the so-called 'børneturismearrangementer'.
"I think it sends the wrong signal," said the public prosecutor Charles Pell to the judge.
Already stated in september that Li guilty of visabedrageri.
According to the federal authorities, Li helped more than 500 chinese women to travel to the U.S. to give birth to american babies.
Her company has helped the women to lie on their visaformularer.
And it has shown women how to hide her pregnancy, while you are going through sikkerhedkontrollen in the u.s. airports.
Li was arrested earlier this year after a year-long investigation in the 'børneturisme'. Her company took tens of thousands of dollars in payment for its services.
Li was probably even started out as a 'børneturismekunde' and was later involved in the business.
"I'm terribly sorry for the mistakes I have made," she wrote the 1. december in a letter to the court.
"I really apologize for any harm I have inflicted on american society."
Li has a valid visa to the UNITED states, but now stops the game.
the immigration authorities will start proceedings to send her back home to China again.Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 12:00