Legal resources for immigrants to prevent fraud
- The State Bar of California provides consumer legal information in
Spanish and takes complaints about attorneys and unlicensed legal
- The state Office of the
Attorney General has information on immigration consultants in seven
- The FTC has information about immigration fraud, including a
wallet-sized card detailing how to spot scams that target immigrants.
- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website has brochures and posters in 14 languages that describe
immigration scams and can be downloaded.
- The American Bar Association, as part of its “Fight Notario
Fraud” campaign has training materials, case law and other resources for
attorneys on its website.
- As part of its Stop Notario Fraud campaign, the American Immigration Lawyers
Association has a list of state immigration laws, lists of disciplined
consultants on its website and state-by-state definitions of the unauthorized
practice of law.
- California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. offers a variety of services and programs to low-income residents in rural areas, including immigrants.
- CHIRLA is another good resource for immigrants with questions about their rights.
Read our story about immigration fraud.