Immigration attorney Leon Fresco was quoted in an article by The Associated Press about an underground market that charges migrants in order to become sponsor beneficiaries. This has emerged following the Biden Administration's announcement that it would accept 30,000 immigrants from certain countries each month, requiring applicants to have someone in the U.S., often a friend or relative, to promise to provide financial support for at least two years. He believes that, although the practice itself is not illegal, the U.S. should find ways to discourage these actions.
Mr. Fresco commented that charging a sponsor is a "gray area" and said the U.S. should send a forceful message against that practice.
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