Beware of Immigration Fraud
Over the years, many people seeking legal immigration advice have fallen victim to people claiming to be lawyers. In fact, only recently, a man named Robert Mejia was arrested for claiming to be a lawyer, and charging people for legal services that he never carried out on their behalf. He and his accomplice cheated somewhere between 50 to 250 people in the Virginia and Washington DC, and made anywhere between $400,000 and $1,000,000.
To make sure that something like this doesn’t happen to you, you should always check if the attorney you’re going to see is an actual attorney. You can do this by visiting your state’s bar website. For attorneys in our area, you can look up attorneys using the links below.
If you live in Maryland, go to: http://www.courts.state.md.us/cpf/attylist.html
If you live in Virginia, go to: http://18.104.22.168/attsearch/search.aspx
If you live in Washington DC, go to: http://www.dcbar.org/find_a_member/index.cfm