Yuma County, Ariz. – The Chicanos Por La Causa in Somerton is warning undocumented immigrants about a scam. They say agencies calling themselves notarios are charging undocumented immigrants a fee to fill out applications to take advantage of a recent Executive Order by President Obama, which would protect them from deportation for the time being.
The “notarios” are not an accredited organization so the forms the immigrants are filling out are worthless. The only two local agencies that can legitimately fill out the applications are American Beginnings and Chicanos Por La Causa. The order was put on hold following a ruling by a federal judge in Texas so there is no definite time as to when the official applications will be available. If you have been a victim to this type of scam report it to the Federal Trade Commission.