DHS [like FBI] Say No Such Thing As ‘Legal Coyote’ Work — Possible $cam and Exploitation of ImmigrantsWednesday, September 25th, 2013
Last week I contacted the Arizona FBI office regard to so-called immigration activist(s) who solicit money and donations via “activism” here. It is shameful leaders of DreamActivist.org are prompting minors to make a dangerous border crossing. Both Mohammad Abdollahi and Prerna Lal are co-founders of DreamActivist.org who are on record for NOT supporting immigration reform in 2013. Recently an LLC entity was created again with the Wyoming Secretary of State listing addresses in Antioch, California and in Washington D.C. Both Prerna (Fijian immigrant) and Mohammad (Iranian immigrant) have encouraged Mexican immigrants to deport via the DREAM9 but they will not deport themselves nor take their own advice.
The FBI representative told me there was no such thing as “legal coyote” work, and he suspected a scam via telephone conversation, and they suggested I call the Department of Homeland Security with regard to “legal coyote” work.
I called the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to find out about “legal coyote” work, and they also believe this is a financial scam.
Mohammad Abdollahi’s statement (see below captured comments) has been soliciting money that may or may not go towards “some legal coyote work.”
The purpose for my call into the FBI had to do with questions being raised by Chicano / Mexican-American immigrant and community organizers because the DreamActivist organization used to identify themselves as a non-profit possibly misleading thousands. It was discovered they are not a non-profit organization but an LLC.
A concerned Arizona father raises these important questions:
Soliciting for $250 – $2000.00 isn’t going to change the status of the visa application.
Are they asking donors to directly finance human smuggling?
That can’t be good.
I wonder, since the solicitation is so clearly asking the recipient to contribute to a possible illegal act, can the donor be held responsible?
Do you remember when fourteen travel agency owners or employees were indicted on human smuggling and other charges, accused of selling airline tickets they thought would be used by illegal immigrants? According to the news: “The travel agency workers were charged under state human smuggling laws because they were facilitating the human trafficking, authorities said. Some faced charges of money laundering, conspiracy, racketeering and participating in fraudulent schemes.”
In addition to the above questions by the community, I forwarded the DreamActivist email to the Phoenix FBI office (along with other information). The FBI representative told me there was no such thing as “legal coyote” work, and he suspected a money internet scam via telephone conversation.
I will keep you updated to new developments by the Department of Homeland Security with regard to minors and financial scams that is now being investigated.
Mohammad Abdollahi writes: