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By all accounts, President Barack Obama is about to give hope to as many as 5 million undocumented residents of the United States.  The details of such "Executive Action" on immigration have not yet been released, so we cannot advise anyone specifically about who will be covered under any new plan.  What we can do, though, is warn any and all hopeful beneficiaries to BEWARE of scammers who will make all manner of promises about the "new law" and who may even guarantee benefits (which are not yet known).

When you consider hiring someone to help you or a loved one with the immigration process, bear in mind a few guidelines about what you should or should not pay for, and how a legitimate professional should treat you:
  1. USCIS and other government forms are always available for FREE, either online at www.uscis.gov, or at a local USCIS office.  YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR A BLANK FORM!

  2. There is no provision by which a person may pay to "reserve a spot" in the immigration line.  The United States immigration system does not accept deposits or reservations.  Obtaining a future immigration benefit ALWAYS requires filing an application with the appropriate government office.  All legal/service and filing fees should be paid by a means that allows for tracking, and every single applicant should expect a RECEIPT NOTICE from the government upon filing an application or petition.  If you pay someone to help you with immigration papers, get a written payment receipt from that person or organization.

  3. Reputable lawyers and other immigration practitioners will discuss fees up front, clearly and in writing.  If someone pressures you into paying them, then you should consider finding someone else to help you.  as mentioned above, when you pay someone, GET A RECEIPT.

  4. If possible, try to talk to others who have used the services of the professional you are considering hiring.  While each case is unique, the way a client is treated tells a lot about the an immigration law office.

  5. Reputable "Notarios" may serve a useful purpose in the immigration process, but remember that a Notario is not a licensed attorney, and therefore cannot provide legal advice, nor can she or he appear before agencies, including USCIS or the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court).
We will continue to follow all upcoming developments very closely, and will post clear and accurate information on this blog.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, either at info@immigsolutions.com or by phone at +1-603-792-VISA (8472).