How to Avoid Immigration Scams

How to Avoid Immigration Scams

Be on Guard and Avoid Immigration Scams

Being an immigrant in the United States is no easy task. We often hear or read the challenges that immigrants are forced to overcome, especially newly arrived immigrants to the country. The lack of knowledge as to how the immigration process works, and the limited English language abilities are generally common barriers to overcome. Needless to say, immigrants are often forced to resort to family or friends’ networks with which they share common affinities such as language or culture. If you or a loved one is going through a similar situation it is very important to have an experienced and reputable immigration lawyer on your side. Our attorneys are cognizant of the stress and anxiety associated with the immigration process. Remember that misinformation or the lack of knowledge of how the immigration process works make of immigrants an easy and vulnerable target for unscrupulous individuals posing as lawyers or paralegals. These fraudsters take advantage of immigrants by charging for services to “regularize” their immigration status. However, these promises are never fulfilled and the services never rendered either. So, protect yourself and avoid immigration scams by calling 1-800-THE-LAW2 to speak with an immigration attorney who can:

  • Thoroughly assess your situation
  • Explain what your legal options are
  • Recommend the best plan of action
  • Act as your representative in court
  • Complete and submit your applications
  • File appeals and waivers when necessary
  • Keep you up to date on the status of your case

Beware of the So-Called “Tramitadores”

Scammers take advantage of the situations of uncertainty and desperation on the part of immigrants. That is why scams are more conducive to happen when the statutes and laws change or when some temporary benefit or immigration reform are approved. Because immigrants and their families are often uninformed or misinformed about changes or benefits in immigration law, scammers take advantage of these circumstances by manipulating these gray areas and commit their crimes with impunity. So beware of impostors posing as lawyers or notaries, aka as “tramitadores” who approach you on the street or outside the offices of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices to offer their services or when they suggest you to lie while filling out official immigration forms. These are signs and practices that should immediately raise a flag about the legitimacy of the services offered. That’s why the best way to avoid being a victim of immigration fraud is to seek legal assistance from reputable lawyers. Our immigration attorneys are willing to fight for your case, while maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics. On the contrary, hiring an unauthorized representative could further delay the immigration process, cost you unnecessary fees or even possibly set you on a removal or deportation procedure course.

Call Our Immigration Express Line With Confidence

In the event you need an authorized immigration attorney, green card lawyer, deportation attorney or citizenship attorney, our law professionals stand ready to help. Call 1-800-THE-LAW2 now and get a reputable experienced lawyer who could help you understand your rights and legal options. If you feel more comfortable discussing your situation with an attorney in Spanish, visit Los Defensores site for a FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION IN SPANISH.

For further reading on how to avoid immigration scams, visit the USCIS site.