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Jul 08, 2021

Notarios Publicos and Notaries Are Not Authorized, Legal Professionals

Many immigrants often require legal professionals’ help to either request an immigration benefit or maintain lawful status. Desperate immigrants who are unable to afford attorney fees fall prey to the infamous notary fraud. However, unscrupulous notaries or immigration consultants have become a severe problem for immigrants throughout the United States. » Read More

Sep 11, 2020

SEC Files Complaint for Investment Fraud

According to a press release issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), “SEC Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants,” the SEC recently brought charges against two different Maryland-based companies on allegations of investment fraud. The SEC contends that the defendants illegally organized a Ponzi scheme, allegedly defrauding investors of more than $27 million. » Read More

Aug 14, 2020

DOL and USCIS to Investigate H-1B Employer Violations

On July 31, 2020, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), acting through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of Labor (DOL). Under the MOA, the departments will provide access and share information about immigrant and nonimmigrant petition records and the data contained within the Office of Foreign Labor Certification and Labor Condition Application databases. » Read More

Nov 27, 2018

New Jersey Combats “Notario” Fraud: 28 New Jersey Businesses Assessed Hundreds of Thousands for Scamming Immigrants

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has announced enforcement actions against 28 businesses across the state for unlawfully providing immigration services “that they [were] not legally permitted to provide.”  The state served Notices of Violations to each business demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties, after a multi-month investigation prompted by “tips, consumer complaints, and investigative information” found that the businesses were holding themselves out to unsuspecting immigrants as immigration attorneys. » Read More

Apr 30, 2018

New Jersey Immigrants Scammed as Fear and Flux Take Control of the American Immigration System

Day after day, potential clients walk into my office with boxes of paper and faces of frustration.  Minutes into our free immigration consultation, I notice a sense of concern and fear.  Soon, I learn that the immigrant has a decades-old immigration problem that was a relatively simple fix long ago.  » Read More