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Sen Sun Sentenced for Harboring Illegal Aliens

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

          SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that on Friday, May 18, 2018, Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona sentenced defendant SUN SEN for the crime of Harboring Illegal Aliens, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1324(a)(1), for his role in operating an illegal birth-tourism business on Saipan.  As part of his operation, the defendant illegally employed dozens of caretakers, or “nannies”, all Chinese nationals who were in the CNMI without work authorization. The judge sentenced SUN to one year and one day of imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, and ordered that the defendant forfeit $33,960 in criminally- derived proceeds to the United States.

          United States Attorney Anderson made the following statement: “The Department of Justice will not tolerate abuse of our immigration laws and regulations, particularly by those like Mr. Sun who ran a large and lucrative underground birth-tourism operation. Such businesses jeopardize the island’s legitimate tourist industry, while inviting practices that risk the health of both mother and child. Federal law enforcement will aggressively investigate and prosecute all those who engage in such an unlawful enterprise. We will also eliminate their profit motive through the forfeiture of all money and assets that can be linked to their crimes.”

          Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation, with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. The case was prosecuted by Eric O’Malley, First Assistant United States Attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.


Contact: Salome Blas

Updated May 21, 2018

Labor & Employment