There are many individuals who offer immigration services but are not actually attorneys. These individuals are often referred to as “notarios.”
Notarios often do not understand very complicated immigration issues and, in some extreme situations, try to defraud unknowing members of the public seeking immigration help.
Please be cognizant of the immigration help that you seek out. Make sure that the person you speak with is a licensed and reputable attorney. To find out more about notario fraud and what you can do to avoid this, please see www.stopnotariofraud.org (for Spanish, visit: www.parefraudenotarial.org.)