Legal Resources for Immigrants to Prevent Fraud
Below, please find a list of resources to aid immigrants in preventing fraud while seeking legal assistance.
- The State Bar of California provides consumer legal information in Spanish and takes complaints about attorneys and unlicensed legal services providers.
- The state Office of the Attorney General has information on immigration consultants in seven languages.
- 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.