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Maurice Goldman writes: "I have personally received calls the past few weeks about the “new law” or “nueva ley” that is in effect in immigration. Some reports are that people are already charging for services based on a legalization program or “amnesty.” NO SUCH PROGRAM exists at this time. So, below I separate out fact from fiction to help make sure people are not taken advantage of. You should know what has occurred and what has not occurred during the past several months and make sure to share this with others.
What has really happened:
What has not happened:
Whenever there is media interest and talk about some sort of immigration reform there tends to be a lot of confusion about it and the process. There are also, unfortunately, individuals who are already trying to take advantage of this confusion like scammers, notarios, and others. So it is very important that you learn more about what is really happening with immigration reform and update your friends, relatives and neighbors who may not fully understand what is going on or have access to a computer.
Make sure to stay updated with any breaking news through websites such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and other organizations that provide up-to-date and accurate information."