Unfortunately, far too often individuals and families seeking to immigrate to the United States become the unsuspecting victims of immigration scams. While there are many sanctioned professionals and organizations that can help you with your immigration matters, not all practitioners are authorized to provide immigration assistance. Regrettably, many of these unauthorized companies or individual act dishonestly; they will take your money with no real plans of advising or assisting you throughout the immigration process.
The legal team at Miranda & Weisman knows just how difficult it can be when you fall prey to an immigration scam. Every Maryland family immigration attorney at our firm understands that your immigration plans are very important to you and your family and we are here to help you achieve your goals regardless of any set-backs you may have incurred as a result of an immigration scam.
In 2011 the United States government launched a multi-agency initiative, led by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to identify and combat immigration services scams. This initiative is aimed at scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL).
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of DHS, sets forth detailed information to help individuals avoid immigration scams. USCIS cautions individuals to only use accredited representatives (persons working for a Board of Immigration Appeals-recognized organization) and licensed lawyers, like the Maryland family immigration attorneys at Miranda & Weisman to assist and represent them with their immigration matters.
It is important to understand some of the common scams and cons so that you can protect yourself against them.
In addition to the above, The Beacon, the official blog of USCIS provides scam alerts with detailed information about new and ongoing immigration scams.
If you have questions about immigration scams or believe that you may be a victim of a scam our firm can help. We are a compassionate and caring Baltimore immigration law firm with the knowledge and skills necessary to help you avoid and recover from these types of schemes.
Call us at 410-321-4994 or complete our online contact form.