Lawyers can make a difference in ending fraud against vulnerable immigrants clients. If you have encountered or worked with clients who have been victims of notario fraud, we encourage you to use these resources to assist victims and help end this type of fraud and abuse. The ABA and AILA have provided the following links to resources to help immigration lawyers help victims:
Ayuda partnered with Georgetown University Law Center’s Community Justice Project to develop resources on the options for accessing justice afforded to victims of notario fraud in the Washington, DC, area.
- To Protect and Serve: Access to Justice for Victims of Notario Fraud in the Nation’s Capital provides a legal assessment of the problem of notario fraud, explains the adverse impacts, outlines various remedies available to victims, and offers recommendations for how to effectively bring justice against perpetrators.
- Notario Fraud Remedies: A Practical Manual for Immigration Practitioners offers tools to identify notario fraud, to interview victims, and to advocate for immigration remedies, including Prosecutorial Discretion, U Nonimmigrant Status (for crime victims), and Motions to Reopen due to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.
- List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers
- Immigration Advocates Network – National Immigration Legal Services Directory
- American Immigration Center Settles with FTC on Government Imposter Allegations
- List of Disciplined Practitioners from U.S. Department of Justice—EOIR (Scroll down for the most current rosters)
- Report Immigration Scams with USCIS
- Stopping Immigration Services Scams: A Tool for Advocates and Lawmakers
- Unauthorized Practice of Law Scorecard Project