Two Texans guilty of selling illegal immigrants entry to fake Native American tribe

People who claim to belong to the Yamassee. Source.

Two Texans have pleaded guilty in federal court to selling illegal immigrants admission to a non-recognized Native American tribe, telling them it would allow them to remain in the United States, officials said on Thursday.

Humberto Reveles, 60, who claimed to be the “grand chief” of the Yamassee Tribe, and Maria Isabel Lerma, 32, face up to 20 years in a federal prison for their fraudulent activity…

…The pair sold naturalization certificates, identification cards and driver’s licenses for the non-recognized tribe, adorning their fraudulent documents with phrases such as “U.S. Department of State Authorization,” federal prosecutors in Texas said…

From Wiki: The Yamasee were a multiethnic confederation of Native Americans who lived in the coastal region of present-day northern coastal Georgia near the Savannah River and later in northeastern Florida…

…In 1727, the British attacked the tribe’s settlement and slaughtered most of them. Some survivors joined the Seminole tribe and some joined the Hitchiti people and disappeared from the historical record.

  • Censored_EG

    This anti-Yamasee article is so offensive to aboriginals. I think we should have a special multimillion dollar commission set up so that Justin Trudeau can accept its findings without reading it! (Who cares if it’s an American issue? Surely Justin will jump on any leftist bandwagon!)

    • Frau Katze

      Which article? The news story or the Wiki entry?

  • just a thought

    “…selling illegal immigrants admission to a non-recognized Native American tribe…”

    So, if they had sold them admission to a recognized Native American tribe, it would have been OK?

  • tom_billesley

    There’s a sub-tribe called the Yam-Yams that live in the English Midlands “Black Country”.

  • just a thought

    If those illegals were clever, they would have imitated Fauxcahontas, and gotten America to reward them for pretending to be Indian.