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For £50 Immigrants Can Join America’s Kaweah Indian Nation

by | 18th, August 2007

WHO was in America first? So who gets to say who stays?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) For prices starting at $50, two nonfederally recognized Indian tribes are offering membership to thousands of illegal immigrants, claiming they can achieve legal status by joining the groups.

But immigration authorities insist becoming a tribe member gives no protection against being deported. And immigration advocates condemn the practice, saying it defrauds immigrants of money and gives them false hope.

“You can’t just decide to become a member of a tribe and all of a sudden legalize

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