U.S. Immigration Law Group (USILG) cautions the community against giving money to a “notario”, immigration consultant, attorney or any organizations who claim that such immigration reform has passed or is imminent.
If you are eager to prepare for immigration reform should it eventually pass, there are some steps you can take:
- Gather all of your immigration records, including any previous petitions or applications that were filed on your behalf. If you do not have this paperwork, you can request it from the government by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
- Collect any criminal or court documents you may have. These include evidence of fines you may have paid or probation you may have completed.
- Gather all of your family-related records, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, passports and government issued identification;
- Gather physical presence documents including paycheck stubs, academic transcripts, medical records, etc.
- Request a transcript of your income tax payments from the IRS website. If you owe federal or state taxes, consider speaking with a certified tax preparer about paying those taxes.
- Schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney to evaluate your immigration history and identify current opportunities or issues that may be of concern.
Should you have any questions or require assistance with any of these matters, please contact us at (714)494-4545.