05/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thomas Archer, Lawyer Convicted of Visa Fraud

For the illegal immigrants who came to the lawyer, the benefits were immediately apparent. The immigrants, many of whom were from Pakistan and India, were able to live out in the open, work, pay taxes and travel abroad. And of course there was the glimmering prospect of a shortcut to citizenship.

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