Prosecutors, Aim Your Weapons: Targeting Fraud on Immigrants

Prosecutors, Aim Your Weapons: Targeting Fraud on Immigrants

"[W]hether initiated by government prosecutors or private attorneys general, action must be taken soon.  With the possibly imminent enactment of comprehensive immigration reforms allowing legal status for the undocumented, state and federal prosecutors and private relators must prepare now to bring to justice unlicensed, incompetent, unscrupulous or malevolent immigration service providers.  The readily avoidable harm to vulnerable aspiring immigrants that prompt prosecutions would prevent is inestimable.  The potential benefits to our country and our justice system by the grant of immigration status and benefits solely to deserving recipients is likewise incalculable.  Prosecutors, aim your weapons." - Angelo A. Paparelli and Ted J. Chiappari with editorial assistance from Olivia Sanson.  Reprinted with permission from the August 28, 2013 edition of the New York Law Journal.  © 2013 ALM Properties Inc.  All rights reserved.