Woman Arrested for Faking Crime to Avoid Deportation

SF Gate, March 24, 2013

A woman allegedly orchestrated a robbery of herself, her 16-month-old baby and another woman in San Rafael to qualify for an immigration visa, authorities said Friday.

Josselin Yuliana Rodas, 29, was arrested by San Rafael police Thursday on suspicion of making a false police report, conspiracy and willful cruelty to a child, police said.

Investigators said Rodas arranged for an underage family member to stage a robbery on Jan. 4.

The boy pretended to rob Rodas, who had her 16-month-old child with her at the time, and another woman at gunpoint as they left a supermarket on Belvedere Street, according to police.

He approached them as they were loading groceries into their car and demanded their purses, police said. He allegedly struck Rodas in the head and the other woman on the knee with a handgun, and took off with their purses and one of their necklaces.


During the investigation, police said they found that Rodas had masterminded the robbery so she would be eligible as a crime victim to apply for a U Visa.

The U Visa program allows undocumented immigrants who are victims of certain serious crimes and who cooperate with investigators to stay in the country for several more years with a temporary legal status and work eligibility.


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  • Sloppo

    She could have spent some time in a neighborhood of people that look like they could be Obama’s children and there would probably be no need to fake an incident of criminal violence.

  • Just committing a crime that Americans refuse to commit …… because they can’t.

  • The__Bobster

    It’s disgusting that the Mestiza would sacrifice an acquaintance to game the sytem, but it goes on all the time.


  • Not surprising at all. Where I live, a woman who was arrested for driving without a license and was heavily pregnant, ended up being shackled while in labor, ended up qualifying for a U visa because the charges against her were dropped and she was shackled. There was no harm done to her or the kid. Tell me is this fair? Was she a victim of crime? I do not think so.

  • RisingReich

    Good Lord, how many types of Visas does this ‘country’ have?
    I’m reading about new ‘types’ every day it seems.

    What they need to do is deport her, her conspirator, AND the kid. This is not the place for them.

    • Bob

      The reason so many types of visas exist is to make it impossible to legally migrate. Most likely you will spend 15-20 years going from one visa to another, or at some point you become an illegal…

    • shmo123

      I read at one time that there are 67 different kinds of visas issued by the state department, but I can’t corroborate that….well, I could but I’m too damn lazy to look.

  • Shattered

    Cartels are now operating all over the U.S. and the government’s main concern is disarming the law abiding good citizens. Obama and the dumbocrats don’t care.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Of course they care. They care that you are not armed so that you will be more easily dispatched in the ongoing genocide.

      • Felix_M

        Just like in the era of Joe Stalin: He didn’t worry about organized crime. It was the priests, nuns and educators he didn’t like that had to be dealt with harshly.

        • Anders

          Hey! Ol’ Unkie Joe was our ally!

  • Paleoconn

    She shoulda just pursued a lucrative career of crime like that ‘Oceanside’ couple that pimped a relative. And by Oceanside couple, of course I mean a couple of illegals from Oaxaca, but I’m just repeating the lamestream media headlines.

  • Xanthippe2

    Like she would be deported in San Rafael anyway! The lines of “dayworkers” there can be blocks long.

  • [Guest]

    Snipped from the original article:

    “The young relative who aided Rodas in faking the robbery fled the country shortly after the incident, police said. Investigators are searching for him.”

    Well, at least Josselin Yuliana Rodas (who “masterminded the robbery”) got one illegal alien off our hands for a while.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Illegals are awarded U-Visas every day, and I doubt a single one actually returns to their home country when the trial for the crime is complete. Just another way to facilitate the election of a new people.

  • RileyDeWiley

    Now the 16-year-old qualifies for a U visa, because he was a victim (she was charged with child endangerment).

    • Richard from Vancouver

      16-month-old actually. This story brings to mind the recent Sherry West tragedy in Georgia. Rodas will probably get her visa as the parent of the 16-month-old who, as you claim, will get the coveted U visa. What did Sherry West get? A dead baby, instant villification by non-white groups and short-shrift reporting by the MSM. Not fair.

  • Rex Feral

    Any country should have a set of rules that is set in stone. If you don’t meet these requirements, go home. Do not pass go and you will not get your $100.