How To Report An Immigration Scammer and the Attorney
During the many
months that it took me to build and make changes to this website, I have had the pleasure (and pain) of encountering a number
of American citizens who were victimized by the primary components of the Triple Threat: green-card-whoring immigrants and the immigration practitioners they employ. Working as a legal "tag
team" this duo virtually charts out strategies such as:
1) Hiding evidence of the immigrant's marriage from the American citizen;
2) What actions the immigrant has to undertake to ensure that interviewer
of the veracity
of the marriage;
3) How to fake spousal abuse so that the immigrant can take advantage of VAWA laws
to expedite receipt
of the green card;
4) How to falsify one's
identity so that the immigrant can run off and not be caught by
the American spouse.
The only way that someone can circumvent something is by knowing
the area well, or being taught by someone who knows the area well. Most immigrants are unschooled in U.S. immigration
law and therefore not able to "circumvent" or get around it unless they are taught by someone who knows the area
of immigration law. Who knows the area of U.S. immigration law and is in a legal position to advise on how to circumvent
practitioners have both the knowledge and the legal right to advise immigrants on immigration matters.
Immigration practitioners have a sacred trust to
both their clients and the American public at large. According to the fact sheet for professional conduct for immigration practitioners for the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, one of the grounds for imposing sanctions is "knowingly or with reckless disregard makes a false statement or willfully
misleading, misinforming, threatening, or deceiving any person."
Where does that leave the vast majority of American citizens
who have been deceived by green-card-whoring spouses who have retained immigration practitioners. It is commonsense that
if foreign spouses who employ immigration practitioners are able to circumvent immigration law in a way to
deceive the American spouse, then those foreign spouses are receiving legal training from their immigration attorneys.
What is the primary way to
head off unscrupulous immigration practitioners to discourage them from teaching their potential clients how to deceive
naïve American citizens and obtain immigration benefits through unscrupulous means?
Here is one of the United States Department of
Homeland Security's best kept secrets:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
70 Kimball Avenue
South Burlington, VT 05403
Tel. (802) 660-5043
Fax: (802) 660-5067
Ms. McCarthy is the Bar Counsel the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Based on the U.S. DOJ's Executive Office for
Immigration Review's list of currently disciplined immigration practitioners, Ms. McCarthy, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plays a vital role in ensuring that immigration
attorneys provide services to their foreign clients in a manner that does not deceive American citizens.
If you have questions with regard to reporting
your spouse whose deceit you did not discover until sometime after your marriage, and you and the foreign spouse
used the services of an immigration attorney to apply for permanent residence, give Ms. McCarthy a call. In addition,
make sure that you send Ms. McCarthy a notarized copy of your complaint against the immigration attorney. Ms.
McCarthy cannot commence any action on your case until your complaint is signed and notarized.
The only way to ensure that unscrupulous immigration
attorneys and their client end their tag-team reign of dishonesty on unsuspecting American citizens is to report the attorneys.