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Los Angeles-area officials plan crackdown on immigration scams
Los Angeles-area officials plan crackdown on immigration scams

City Atty. Mike Feuer and Los Angeles County officials on Thursday unveiled an effort to prosecute con artists who dupe immigrants into paying exorbitant sums for help with their legal cases. The scams — some offering to expedite asylum claims or other immigration matters — are expected to increase as federal officials carry out President Obama's order extending temporary stays of deportation for up to 5 million people. If an offer seems too good to be true, Feuer said, "it probably is." Some immigration scammers claim to be licensed attorneys but actually are state-accredited consultants allowed to translate answers on government forms but not suggest...

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