Immigration Law

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USCIS Stakeholder Engagement Friday, Sept. 20, 2013: Combating Immigration Scams and UPIL
Posted on 14 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

USCIS Says "Keep Out!" to UPILers Seeking ELIS Access
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The FAQs makes very clear that ELIS is an online tool to be used by very specific, qualified individuals, their attorneys or their accredited BIA representatives. Notarios and “immigration consultants,” as well as other groups... Read More

Tags: elis , upil , cun

State-by-State UPIL Overview: CLINIC Legal
Posted on 6 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA & CLINIC Legal, Feb. 2017 - "The “Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL): A State-by-State Overview of Legal Mechanisms to Combat these Deceptive Practices” resource is intended for immigration attorneys, recognized... Read More

Combating UPIL in Tennessee
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the past decade, this office has brought a plethora of actions targeting the unauthorized practice of law by not only notarios, but also independent “paralegals”, document preparation companies, attorneys who have lost their license... Read More

Tags: upil , doty , Tennessee

UPIL Watch Chicago: Margaret Carrasco
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The number of undocumented immigrants accusing a prominent immigration activist of scamming them out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be an immigration lawyer keeps growing. The most recent complaint against Margaret Carrasco, filed... Read More

Tags: Chicago , upil , carrasco

USCIS Engagement Dec. 2nd: UPIL and Capacity Building
Posted on 19 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS invites interested parties to participate in a stakeholder engagement on December 2, 2011 at 2:00PM (Eastern Time) regarding the unauthorized practice of immigration law and building the capacity of immigration service providers. The Office... Read More

Combating Immigration Scams and the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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