Scammers targeting Dreamers?

Posted at 7:11 PM, Sep 11, 2017

No matter how you feel about immigration, nobody deserves to be ripped off.

And with big changes coming for DACA recipients, there are fears that they'll be targeted by scammers.

Recently the Better Business Bureau warned against emails, social media, phone calls and unsolicited sales pitches for legal services.

Immigration attorneys also warn not to rely on "notarios" or notary publics to do immigration paperwork.

Attorney Stephanie Corcoran says "anyone can file immigration documents," but cautions that it doesn't mean they know what they are doing and could hold up the process.

She also says Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not call family members of detainees to demand money. It is always a scam. Instead, hang up, and call your loved one to confirm where they are.

Also, never wire money.  Corcoran tells me immigration court costs can only be paid by "certified check, money order" or in some cases a credit card.

Right now DACA applicants can get help for free. September 11 through October 5, the Arizona Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association are helping with DACA renewal clinics.

Contact (480) 382-7782 to make an appointment.