A fake Miami immigration officer by the name 'Val' has been accused of duping dozens of undocumented workers in the name of getting paperwork and will now face trial in the court. The so-called immigration agent promised undocumented workers real Florida driver licenses for $2,000 per person. The offer was a welcomed and much-needed option for many undocumented immigrants who had been living and working in the US like they were not there. They gladly shell out $2,000 each, but the scheme has now been blown open by federal investigators. Federal agents have made about 20 secret arrests involving payment for such phony documents over the past few months. Just this Tuesday, two men were convicted of the crime. Federal prosecutors said Val is not a real immigration officer who is now facing a fraud charge and will face trial in Miami federal court this month. This situation underlines the enormous efforts undocumented immigrants put in to get their papers against the usual negative perspective of the current administration.
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