Federal charges have been filed in three separate cases of immigration scams affecting undocumented South Florida immigrants. By highlighting this kind of fraud and abuse, these cases bring attention to the real vulnerabilities that immigrants in the region often face from notaries who exploit their needs.
The filing of the charges was announced last week by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and the District Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
AILA South Florida is heartened and encouraged to see action being taken against these types of immigration schemes. The organization has long warned about the dangers of notario scam artists who can cause critical financial and legal problems for immigrant families.
You can read more about these recently filed cases in last week’s press release from The United States Attorney’s Office of the South District of Florida.
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