(The panel featured Vanessa Stine of the nonprofit Notario Fraud Project, Carla Pendino and David Spaulding of USCIS, assistant Philadelphia DA Derek Ricker, and assistant US attorney Dan Velez.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Panel Says Helping Immigrants Avoid Fraud Is An Uphill Battle

The panel convened to call attention to the issue also reinforced how hard it is to combat this type of crime.


(Undocumented Mexican immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra, her husband Salvador, and their children walk to her immigration hearing in federal court in Denver.  Vizguerra is a mother of four children, three of whom were born in the US as American citizens.    Credit:  John Moore/ Getty Images)

Delaware Valley Groups Fight To End Illegal Predation On Immigrants By ‘Notarios’

Many of these notaries are not licensed attorneys and the customer ends up losing a lot of money.