Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Students Warned About Deferred Action Scams


"La Unión del Pueblo Entero is hearing horror stories about unscrupulous immigration attorneys and notary publics telling immigrant students they must pay $4,000 to move ahead with deferred action.  'People are coming to our orientation meetings and asking how much we charge to help process their case because they have been quoted $3,000 and $4,000 elsewhere,' said Martha Sanchez, a community organizer for LUPE in Alton.  'That is just terrible because people are being scammed. No one knows how much it will cost. The government has not said. The President said he will issue guidance within 60 days so we will not know anything until August.'" – Rio Grande Guardian, July 5, 2012.