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USCIS Engagement Dec. 2nd: UPIL and Capacity Building

"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 of Public Engagement, in collaboration with...

USCIS Says "Keep Out!" to UPILers Seeking ELIS Access

"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, are prohibited from creating an account in ELIS...

UPIL Watch Chicago: Margaret Carrasco

"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 back in April, was by a 19 year-old undocumented...

Combating UPIL in Tennessee

"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 to practice law but who keep practicing anyway...

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...

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 .

State-by-State UPIL Overview: CLINIC Legal

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 and accredited representative, and community-based...