ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD

Rate this Entry

The American Bar Association has partnered with mega-firm Bryan Cave to educate the public on the criminal activities of "notarios" preying on immigrants around the US. Notarios use the name because in much of Latin America, a Notario is a high level professional carrying out the same kinds of duties that a lawyer in the US does. In the US, one can get the title of Notary Public, which sounds a lot like "notario", just by paying a few dollars to a county clerk. Notaries Public main duties in the US are simply witnessing signatures.

And you can probably guess what has happened. People have gotten designated as notaries in the US and are holding themselves out as being immigration lawyers despite the fact that they have no legal training and no oversight by a licensing authority or ethics board. The practice is a crime in every state, but the amount of enforcement has been uneven.

I've seen a lot of serious harm caused by notarios over the years, much of it heart breaking, so I'm glad to see the ABA educating the public.

Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to Facebook Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to Twitter Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to Google Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to StumbleUpon Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to Reddit Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to Digg Submit "FIGHT NOTARIO FRAUD" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: