The California Attorney General's Office issued a consumer alert warning Californians to be wary of immigration scams, and notaries or immigration consultants who offer legal assistance regarding immigration matters. Individuals are encouraged to know their rights, learn more about legitimate immigration resources, and seek trusted legal assistance, if needed. The alert comes on the heels of a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in place nationwide. Individuals who are interested in applying for DACA status are encouraged to seek trusted legal assistance for additional information and to learn about their legal options.
The consumer alert includes tips to avoid scams, helpful resources and what to do if an individual is a victim of an immigration scam. The alert is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.