Baseball Pitcher Fausto Carmona Brings Strict U.S. Immigration Laws Into Headlines

If anyone needed a reminder that:

  1. the U.S. immigration authorities REALLY hate being lied to, and
  2. crimes that seem relatively non-threatening to most observers can have drastic immigration consequences

. . . then look no farther than the case of Fausto Carmona, the Cleveland Indians pitcher recently arrested for lying about his name and age in order to get the opportunity to play in the United States. Attorney Cesar Garcia Hernandez provides an excellent analysis in the Columbus Dispatch, reprinted on his February 9, 2012 blog.