Cuba Document Forgers Accused in Miami

HAVANA TIMES – A total of twenty persons were charged Wednesday in South Florida for forgery and sale of false Cuban birth certificates, which would have facilitated processing hundreds of undocumented persons to illegally obtain permanent residency status in the United States.

According to a report from Café Fuerte, Miami federal prosecutors announced the indictment of the accused as part of Operation  Havana Gateway, in what ranks as the largest immigration fraud case over the last decade.

With a document of Cuban birth or citizenship, whose black market price is between US $15,000 –  $20,000, the carriers can normalize their immigration status in the United States, protected by the Cuban Adjustment Act in force since 1966.