Los Angeles is a metropolis of immigrants, but many of these newcomers are living in this country illegally. That’s what makes L.A. the unofficial capital of immigration fraud, where con artists play on people’s desperation to get residency papers so they can live in this country legally without fear of deportation.
Immigrant advocates such as those at L.A.’s Central American Refugee Center, or CARECEN,meet victims of fraud all the time. “It’s incredibly common, unfortunately. We estimate about a third to one-half of the
Immigration fraudsters include corrupt lawyers, notaries public and