In recent months, the news has included many different stories regarding the process of immigration reform in the United States. While that process remains mired in the political system and its conclusion murky at best, the fact that it has gotten attention has prompted many people to take a look at their own statuses and perhaps take steps to clarify them. While this is a very good idea for many people, those who are looking into this possibility need to be careful with how they proceed. That’s because if they choose the wrong option they have at-best wasted their time and money and at-worst harmed their status.
Unfortunately, immigration reform is also a process that has prompted some unscrupulous people out there to attempt to make some quick money off of unsuspecting people who either may or may not need help, but who think that they do. It’s become so prevalent that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released some examples of common scams that exist to the public. Below are five examples of these scams that people will hopefully recognize.