Immigrants preying on Americans with false tales of abuse to stay in US, experts say

Renee Sun’s 21-year-old son always wondered why his girlfriend of three months regularly ended her tearful breakup speeches by pulling him close and whispering into his ear, “Text me.”

The brief but tempestuous relationship began when the two were students at University of Colorado-Boulder — he an admittedly naïve engineering student and she a foreign scholar from Mongolia.

She approached him, asked him on a date, took yoga classes with him, and learned about his religion, according to Sun, who asked that her son not be named. In retrospect, Sun and her family believe he was being played.

“This was a setup that trapped a simple American young man for the benefit of gaining legal status for this woman’s entire family, her mother, and her brother,” Sun said. “By finding a victim like my son, they can stay in this country and immediately enjoy all the social benefits.”