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Fraudulent Immigration Group Must Pay $1.2 Million

El Diario NY, Catalina Jaramillo Posted: Apr 16, 2010

NEW YORK -- The American Immigrant Federation (AIF) was forced to shut down its offices and pay $1.2 million in restitution for swindling thousands of Latinos seeking to obtain U.S. citizenship, reports El Diario. According to the New York Attorney General, AIF had provided unauthorized legal services at extremely high rates, giving false hope, to more than 20,000 clients. One client, a Colombian immigrant, cleaned dozens of restrooms at night to save enough money to pay $5000 in fees for legal services. AIF Director Estela Figueredo claimed she was a lawyer and told clients she could process their immigration paperwork more cheaply. Figueredo is barred from providing any immigration services in the future, and must pay a fine if she violates the agreement.


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