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DON’T GET SCAMMED! What You Need to Know About the January 6, 2012 DHS Announcement, Changes to Processing for Unlawful Presence Waivers

AILA, Jan. 2012 : "What was announced on January 6? DHS announced on January 6 that it will be issuing new regulations for how unlawful presence waivers will be processed for certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are filing immigrant visa applications abroad. Specifically, the new...

DON’T GET SCAMMED! What You Need to Know About Recent DHS Announcements

AILA, Dec. 30, 2011 : "In August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be reviewing all cases pending in immigration court and temporarily closing low priority cases. In November, it announced that it had begun the case review process and issued three documents explaining...

Students Warned About Deferred Action Scams

"La Unión del Pueblo Entero is hearing horror stories about unscrupulous immigration attorneys and notary publics telling immigrant students they must pay $4,000 to move ahead with deferred action. 'People are coming to our orientation meetings and asking how much we charge to help process...

Fearing Scams, NY Plans to Protect Young Undocumented Immigrants

"New York is launching a program aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants from being exploited by scam artists when they begin to apply for temporary work permits next month under President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy. Some 90,000 young undocumented immigrants may be eligible...

Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together to Provide Silver Fire Victims with Advice to Avoid Post-Disaster Insurance Schemes and Scams

Fraud detectives and the Department of Insurance Investigation Division’s Disaster and Recovery Team (DART) have been deployed to help educate residents about potential scams that target wildfire victims. The teams have coordinated with the Riverside County Sheriff and other allied agencies to...

USCIS Stakeholder Engagement Friday, Sept. 20, 2013: Combating Immigration Scams and UPIL

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to take part in a national stakeholder engagement on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 , at 1 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss recent immigration scams and learn how USCIS is partnering with agencies to combat this trend through the unauthorized practice...

Utah Immigration Scams Increasing, Prosecutors Say

"Prosecutors not only warned Wednesday that immigration scams are increasing, but launched a drive to persuade victims to come forward to help stop them — promising they need not worry about deportation if they do, and may even obtain a visa for their help. "We’re not going to punish...

Combating Immigration Scams and the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law

Executive Summary, National Stakeholder Engagement, Combating Immigration Scams and the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law, September 20, 2013 .