Many people, including thousands of Texas families are seeking help with
immigration matters. Unfortunately, not all people who are offering assistance are
authorized to offer it. While some of these people mean well, too many
of them are doing it to rip innocent people off.
Not only is this illegal, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
calls these activities “immigration services scams.”
If you, or a family member need to file an application or petition with
USCIS, make sure that you seek help from an experienced immigration attorney
– someone who is legally authorized to help.
If you seek help from the wrong person, it could lead to:
- An unnecessary delay in your application or petition
- You could have to pay extra fees
- It could lead to deportation
Common Scams to Watch Out For
Beware, the Internet, radio, and even stores on the street are filled with
advertisements that offer immigration help. Often, this information does
not come from immigration attorneys or people who are accredited representatives.
There is a lot of information coming from people and businesses that are
not authorized to offer legal advice, including “notario publicos,”
and other such individuals.
wrong help can cause you to lose money, it can delay your application, and it can
even lead to removal proceedings – the opposite of what you want!
Some common immigration scams, include:
Telephone scammers who pose as USCIS workers and other government officials. Telephone scammers
may lie about problems with your immigration record, and ask for money
to correct such issues. The USCIS does
not call people asking for payment over the phone, so
never pay money over the phone to someone who claims to be with the USCIS.
“Notario publicos” may be attorneys in Latin American countries, but they are
not authorized to offer any legal immigration services in the U.S.
Local businesses in the community may guarantee a visa, green card, or employment authorization
document. They often charge a higher fee than the USCIS and claim they
can get it done faster than if you applied with the USCIS; these are false claims.
These are just a few of the immigration scams that exist. If you need immigration
help, make sure that you get it from an authorized
Plano immigration attorney from The Zendeh Del Law Firm. To avoid becoming a victim of an immigration scam,contact our office for help!