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Phony lawyers calling themselves notarios continue to scam unsuspecting immigrants

Phony lawyers calling themselves notarios continue to scam unsuspecting immigrants

By Vianey Alderete Borderzine EL PASO — A “Now Renting” sign and an empty office is all Irma Castañeda found when she went to ask her immigration attorney how her deferred action petition was proceeding. She had paid the man who turned out not to be a lawyer at all $2000 to solve her immigration


Victory for Philadelphia’s immigrant community

J.Smith LatinaLista Philadelphia – “Sin Papeles, No Miedo.” Without Papers, We’re Not Afraid.” For more than five years, this was the defiant cry of immigrant advocacy groups fighting against the collaborative relationship between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials. The chant that had launched marches, demonstrations, prayer vigils, sit-ins and even arrests was fully

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Latino Scholar Q&A: Deportees shuttled within “largely unknown bureaucratic system”

By Emily Weir LatinaLista Throughout America, immigrants — most of whom haven’t even been accused of a crime — are jailed alongside convicted criminals. Immigration officials can legally hold noncitizens indefinitely before deporting them, and without giving them legal rights afforded citizens convicted of even the most serious offenses. Questioning Authority spoke with David Hernández,


Viernes Video: Latino director points a lens at cultural taboos — in Asian community

LatinaLista — No matter the ethnicity, there exists in most cultures expectations from the elder generation of their youth. Among immigrant families in the United States, these expectations can give rise to rebellious behavior. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of teens defying cultural expectations to blaze their own paths but what happens when it’s