- Decayed/damaged leaking roofs;
- Holes in flooring (both inside and out);
- Broken window glass;
- Flaking/peeling paint;
- Units not supplied with water or adequate heat;
- Rodent infestation or unsanitary conditions;
- Electrical hazards; and
- Numerous other deficiencies which render properties substandard or unsafe to its occupants or the general public
- Overgrown, littered vacant lots;
- Junk/inoperative vehicles; and the
- Elimination of hazardous conditions presented by open/vacant structures and dilapidated buildings.
Notario fraud is defined by the American Bar Association as “individuals who represent themselves as qualified to offer legal advice or services concerning immigration or other matters of law, who have no such qualification, and routinely victimize members of immigrant communities.”
The work performed by these individuals has no legal validity and often creates a series of problems for the people who use their services. Missed deadlines, the filing of incorrect forms, and making false claims with the government are some of the consequences of using non-legal representation for immigration procedures.
The City of Atlanta is currently working on legislation to investigate and prosecute individuals who prey on immigrants.
For more information on “notario fraud”, please visit the American Bar Association’s website.
ILRC has produced comic books designed to educate the public about the dangers of immigration fraud. These books provide people with information, referrals and other support to deal with some of the most common types of immigration fraud scams.
Click HERE to read more about the ILRC’s anti-fraud comics.
Why is this information important?
Immigrants and their families need to be very careful when seeking out help with their immigration papers. Too often immigrants and their families are victimized by dishonest and unscrupulous immigration service providers who promise their clients a green card and then steal money, and, even worse, sometimes get them deported.
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