Community Navigators serve as resources to individuals facing immigration issues. They provide reliable information about the immigration system, help protect others from scams, and empower their communities. The first training webinar (in Spanish) is about how a community navigator can help his/her community and how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Read more.
There’s a little something for everyone this month. Check out these great resources from friends and colleagues. Read more.
We have much to look forward to in this new year. In 2015 we will begin applying for deferred action through the President’s Executive Actions while at the same time defending these programs against attacks. Read more.
You have the right to represent yourself in your own immigration case. But BE CAREFUL! Immigration law and procedures are complex and change frequently. If you file certain applications and they are denied, you could be deported. Competent legal advice helps you navigate the process and protect yourself. Read more.
As debate about immigration reform continues in Congress, it’s more important than ever for immigrant communities to beware of scams. Even well-meaning helpers can put immigrants at risk of deportation or prevent them from getting a visa or citizenship in the future. The wrong help can hurt. Read more.
red phoneIn recent weeks, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services learned of a new telephone scam targeting USCIS applicants. Scammers pose as USCIS officials, request personal information, and request payment. Read more.
As we work and hope for possible immigration reform, we need to protect our communities from scams. Every time there is talk of reform, there are those who try to take advantage of people, saying there is a “new law.” No new law exists yet. No new path to legalization exists yet. Avoid “immigration consultants”… Read more.