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PSA: Beware the Promises of Notarios

STOP! Despite the excitement about new White House immigration announcements, it is more important than ever to seek advice from a qualified immigration attorney or an accredited representative about your specific situation.

BE PATIENT and take the time to find the right help. The wrong advice could harm your chances of staying in the United States, getting lawful status, or becoming a U.S. citizen.

DON’T BE FOOLED by notarios and other consultants who promise immediate results or special solutions in order to steal your money. Many unscrupulous notarios cost more than licensed attorneys! If you are unsure if someone is qualified to help, ask for proof of their credentials and retain a copy of that evidence.

USE a qualified immigration attorney or find an accredited representative. Check with your state’s bar member directory (For example, the Michigan State Bar at or to find accredited representatives at

TALK to a qualified immigration attorney, ASK questions before making payments, and REPORT notarios who are trying to take advantage of you or your family.

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