11 02, 2013

Another Reason to Stay Away From Immigration Consultants

By |2013-02-11T09:52:50-06:00February 11th, 2013|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, General, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published: February 11, 2013 By the end of the summer, if not sooner, it is very possible Congress will act to provide undocumented individuals an avenue toward legalizing their status in the U.S. Exactly what the terms or requirements of such legislation will be, or whether for certain a measure will be enacted at all, is unknown. But, if there will be a new law, it is guaranteed, non-attorney, “immigration consultants” will be popping up all over the place to provide a “service” in helping foreign nationals negotiate the process Congress lays out. Immigration consultants charge a fee to answer questions, […]

9 11, 2011

Undocumented and Scammed

By |2011-11-09T15:18:57-06:00November 9th, 2011|Categories: Asylum in the United States, Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published:  November 9, 2011 This column is as much a warning to prospective victims as it is a source of basic immigration law information – especially for the 12- 15 million individuals living in the U.S. without immigration status.  Why a warning?  Because no matter the intelligence level of the prospective victim, the combination of his vulnerable state and the scammer’s profit motive, leads to the formation of the perfect storm in which the undocumented individual gets swindled.  The swindlers are neighborhood “notaries” or consultants, as well as even a few established attorneys.  Compared to the honest attorney who will conduct […]

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