Immigration Law

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Texas Sues Immigration Scammers: State v. Driskell
Posted on 15 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"NOW COMES Plaintiff, STATE OF TEXAS (hereinafter, ‘State”), acting by and through he Attorney General, GREG ABBOTT, and on behalf of the public interest, complaining of Defendants GEORGE ALLEN DRISKELL JR., ALEJANDRA DRISKELL A/K/A ALEJANDRA... Read More

Texas A.G. Sues Immigration Scammer
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state attorney general has accused a San Antonio man of pretending to be an immigration lawyer and has filed a lawsuit to make him stop the practice. Donato Arredondo, 62, solicited $171,000 in fees from immigrants in Austin two years ago to... Read More

Former San Antonio Immigration Attorney Sued for Consumer Fraud: Texas v. Esquivel
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Paul A. Esquivel, a well-known former immigration attorney with offices across the state, for years filed fraudulent paperwork for his clients, giving them temporary work permits but leaving them in danger of deportation, state prosecutors alleged... Read More

Lawsuit: Austin Business Fleeced Immigrants
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Texas attorney general's office has frozen the assets of an Austin-based group that it says broke state laws by promising immigration assistance to clients — sometimes for large sums of money — that it did not deliver, officials... Read More

Texas A.G. Blocks Immigration Scammer
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the official website, July 25, 2012: Attorney General Abbott Charges Austin Group with Providing Unauthorized Legal Services State’s enforcement action cites Gabriella Paneque and other defendants for offering unlawful immigration services... Read More

Texas A.G. Shuts Down Immigration Scammers; $930K in Penalties Assessed
Posted on 30 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved the State’s enforcement action against Austin-based legal services provider Just for People, Inc. In July 2012, the State charged Just for People, its directors and its affiliates with providing... Read More

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Lawsuit: Scammers Trolled Immigration Jails for Clients
Posted on 17 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As immigrants waited in South Texas detention centers to get legal help, a Boerne woman says she trolled the centers to round up clients for three immigration lawyers and eventually for herself, keeping a cut of attorneys fees in an illegal practice... Read More