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New scams target those in need of deportation defense

Officials in New York are warning the public that a host of new scams target immigrants. Many of the victims are undocumented immigrants that are attempting to organize a deportation defense. These dangerous new tricks are putting hard-working families at risk, because they are being taken advantage of as they try to ensure they are in compliance with the law. 

One of the scams promises victims a 10-year visa, allowing them to live and work in the United States for a decade. There is no such thing as a 10-year visa. Another trick takes advantage of the fact that in many countries, a notary public is an attorney, and immigrants may mistakenly hire someone under the impression that they are purchasing legal services. 

Worse yet, some scammers are presenting themselves as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, and telling immigrants that they can clear up documentation issues and remain in the United States by paying a sum of money. Many immigrants believe the crooks are real agents. Immigrants may wind up paying these scammers money that they had been saving to acquire legitimate legal help. 

If an immigrant needs to present a deportation defense, one of the safest options is to contact a reputable attorney. An attorney in New York may be able to help an immigrant or family member ensure that they are spending their time and money on valid legal services and assist them through the court process. An attorney can also help a client be wary of these new scams, and ensure that the individual has a knowledgeable representative to handle immigration proceedings. 

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