The country has enough immigration problems without scammers preying on people needing legitimate help. Yet that’s just what happens. Shady or unqualified immigration services practitioners are ripping off innocents. But that might be coming to an end. Homeland Security, Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are banding together in a joint initiative to stop immigration services scams. Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, says the problem is pervasive.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.