The Latino Action Network included a recommendation to the State in our annual report, released in September, to launch a statewide public awareness program that would “inform immigrants of the unscrupulous practices of notarios that prey on the desperation of the immigrant community.” The state launched an investigation that netted 28 New Jersey businesses accused of defrauding immigrants. Read the full story below:
Air Sea Land Travel, also known as Airsealand Tours, in Kearny, was among 28 New Jersey businesses that have been cited for allegedly providing unauthorized services to immigrants. On Friday, two workers there said they have filled out immigration forms in the past for clients who paid $50 to $100, depending on the complexity of the document. "Now we are not doing any cases of immigration, one of the workers, Liliana Torres, said in Spanish. (Photo: Monsy Alvarado/NorthJersey.com)Read more
This op-ed by Daniel Ulloa, Vice President of Communication for LAN, originally appeared in NJ Spotlight.com.