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Immigration

Avoid Dangerous Requests For Notarization

By NNA Staff on March 23, 2011 - Working in a legal setting can bring with it a lot of pressure to do things quickly, and potentially unethically or illegally. As a professional Notary, you have a duty to say ‘no’ to requests that could leave you or your firm liable for negligence or fraud. The following are key warning signs along with suggested approaches to deal with them.

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Texas 'Notario' Cases Illustrate Chronic Issue

By Richard A. Gump on March 23, 2011 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently filed civil lawsuits against six Rio Grande Valley Notaries Public, accusing them of defrauding immigrant clients by falsely claiming that they had the skill or knowledge necessary to handle their clients’ immigration cases in violation of several state laws. The lawsuits claim the defendants took advantage of confusion over the similarities between the titles Notario Publico and Notary Public. These lawsuits shed light on the chronic issue of Notario abuse that plagues immigrant communities throughout the country.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Consultants

By NNA Staff on February 23, 2011 - The terms “Notary,” “Immigration Consultant” and “Immigration Attorney” are often confused by immigrants seeking help or guidance. Federal and state laws limit the services and advertising a Notary can provide to immigrants, and if not clearly understood, a Notary can make an on-the-job mistake that can lead to legal consequences. The Immigration Section provides answers to some commonly asked questions:

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To Accept, Or Not To Accept Foreign Identification Documents

By NNA Staff on February 23, 2011 - Most Notaries know and adhere to their state’s identification requirements. But the lines can get blurred when you are presented an identification document from a foreign national. You might not be able to read it, determine if it is fraudulent, or know whether or not the ID meets state requirements.

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