Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Effort to Shield Immigrants From Fake Lawyers - NYTimes.com

New Effort to Shield Immigrants From Fake Lawyers - NYTimes.com

Immigration officials are teaming up with federal and state prosecutors, the Federal Trade Commission, lawyers’ groups and immigrant advocate organizations in a new nationwide effort to combat an epidemic of schemes by people posing as immigration lawyers.

The campaign, which will begin in Washington on Thursday, is an effort by the Obama administration to step up one form of assistance to immigrant communities, which have intensified their criticism of President Obama as they have faced a record pace of deportations in the last two years.

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