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A Notary’s Guide To California’s Rules For Immigration Consultants

California places specific limits and restrictions on Notaries who also are immigration consultants. This post addresses those issues, including how much they can charge; how they may advertise (and if/when they can advertise); and any other pertinent issues.

‘Notario’ Fraud Expected To Spike After Obama’s Immigration Order

In the wake of President Obama’s proposed executive action to address immigration issues announced last month, federal, state and local government officials are gearing up for an expected upsurge in immigration services fraud involving con artists using the Spanish term “Notario Publico” to mislead victims.

2014 State Laws, Rules Address ‘Notario’ Abuse

Five states have passed laws and administrative rules in 2014 to guide Notaries dealing with immigration-related notarizations and stop criminals from misusing the title “Notary Public” to defraud immigrants

Justice Department Launches Database To Deter 'Notario' Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a new online registration program for immigration law practitioners that will help deter immigration services fraud — often involving individuals advertising themselves as Notarios Publicos, who charge immigrants thousands of dollars for fraudulent legal services.

Watch Out For Notarios Offering Bad Tax, Immigration Advice

As next month’s income tax deadline draws near, officials in a number of states are cracking down on tax preparers moonlighting as “Notarios” — people who pose as legal professionals to scam immigrants.

Census: Illegal Immigration Is Slowing

The number of undocumented immigrants in the country has dropped significantly, according to data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau.