CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

Police charge woman with immigrantion fraud

A woman in California has been charged with giving legal advice to immigrants without the proper license. The staff members at her immigrantion consulting firm in Los Angeles are also facing criminal charges. These charges have been made possible after several clients came forward to authorities to complain about the business.

It was recently reported that, the 65-year-old owner of Hermandad Mexicana Tansnacional in Panorama City, was charged with a total of three counts of failing to post notification that she and her staff are not attorneys and two counts of providing legal advice without the proper licensing. She is facing up to five years in jail and a significant sum in fines if she is convicted. Each of her staff members were also charged with similar crimes. Each is facing a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

These charges were filed after a few clients sought help from authorities after their immigrantion applications were denied. These victims paid thousands of dollars for services they say the did not receive. A spokesman for the accused says that the charges are minimal and that the accused is providing a good community service.

immigrantion consultation offices can be found all across California. While they might serve some purpose, the employees of these firms are generally not attorneys with the legal knowledge necessary to deal with certain immigrantion issues, or the proper licensing to help immigrants get through the immigrantion process successfully. Those needing assistance with immigrantion matters would best benefit from seeking the services offered by an experienced immigrantion attorney.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, “immigrantion Consultant Charged”, March 31, 2016

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