3/11 – Atlanta Biz Chronicles – Fake immigration lawyers in Atl. targeted | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Fake immigration lawyers in Atl. targeted | Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Business Chronicle – by Carla Caldwell, Morning Call Editor
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011, 4:25am EST

Atlanta will serve as test site for a federal program to warn people about fake immigration lawyers who charge high fees and give fraudulent advice regarding how to obtain citizenship, green cards and immigration benefits, the Chicago Tribune reports.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Alejandro Mayorkas told a group of attorneys general from across the country in Washington this week for a spring meeting the federal government is eager to work with them to protect vulnerable immigrants and prosecute those who target them.

Atlanta is joined by six other cities for the test program: Baltimore, Detroit, Fresno, Los Angeles, New York and San Antonio.

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