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Proposed Immigration Reform Legislation Could Generate Billions In Home Sales

By Kelle Clarke on June 13, 2013 - Immigration reform legislation being debated by Congress could, if passed, create a new pool of three million homebuyers who would generate more than $500 billion dollars in potential real estate and property sales.

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States Still Falling Short On REAL ID Requirements

By NNA Staff on April 18, 2013 - The deadline for states to adopt REAL ID standards passed on January 15, 2013, and three quarters of U.S. states still fall short of the new requirements. Only 13 states currently issue driver’s licenses and other IDs that comply with the enhanced security standards, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Three Questions To Ask Before You Notarize A Foreign-Language Document

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - While it’s possible to notarize a document written in a foreign language, it’s very important to take steps to ensure you aren’t being misled about the document’s content or the signer’s intentions before you proceed.

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Anti-'Notario' Efforts Expanding To Different Nationalities

By NNA Staff on October 08, 2012 - Efforts to crack down on immigration services fraud are expanding beyond the traditional focus on Notarios Publicos to combat scams targeting immigrants from other cultures.

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Bill Grants Driver's Licenses To Some Undocumented Immigrants

By NNA Staff on October 02, 2012 - UPDATE: A bill permitting some younger undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses in California has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

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City Considers Offering Library Cards As ID For Some Undocumented Immigrants

By David Thun on September 20, 2012 - The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal that could allow undocumented immigrants within its boundaries to use library cards as identification to obtain city services.

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Asians Replace Hispanics As Fastest Growing Immigrant Group In U.S.

By Kelle Clarke on September 13, 2012 - Asians now represent the largest stream of new immigrants to the United States, overtaking Hispanics in the top spot, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

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States Cracking Down On Notary Advertising, Requiring Non-Attorney Disclaimers

By Kelle Clarke on July 19, 2012 - New York has joined a growing number of states in proposing strict regulations on the methods Notaries may use to advertise their services.

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Q&A: Powers Of Attorney, And How To Handle Them

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2012 - Notaries need to be especially alert for problems when notarial acts involving powers of attorney because it’s tempting for a dishonest person to abuse their positions when acting as another person’s representative,

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USCIS Reports Delay In Immigration Document Receipt Notices

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2012 - The recent deferred action ruling by the Department of Homeland Security is likely to open new floodgates for thousands of immigrants to apply for deportation reprieves and job eligibility, which has many communities bracing for a potential spike in immigration assistance fraud. Korean civil rights groups have joined other immigrant communities in issuing warnings to their undocumented youth to be aware of immigration assistance scams.

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