Beware of Notario Fraud
The new Deferred Action program is a very exciting opportunity for more than a million persons who came to the United States when they were young and remain undocumented. The program, when implemented, requires completion of an application, which is submitted to the Department of Homeland Security. Past programs have resulted in people being taken advantage of by unscrupulous notarios, who are not licensed to practice law. Many of these victimes lost money without obtaining the desired immigration benefit and others were deported. It is important for this new Deferred Action Program, to make sure that you consult with a licensed Attorney before paying any money to a consultant and check references of anyone who is offering legal services. Remember that the Dream Act has not yet become law and the Deferred Action Program at this time will only allow for a temporary work permit for 2 years. There are important legal consequences of the application which will affect you and possibly other family members. Look before you leap!