Immigration News

Scam Alert: Impostors Requesting Money to “Release” Children Separated at the Border

Scam Alert: Impostors Requesting Money to “Release” Children Separated at the Border 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Updated Tuesday, July 3, 2018 The Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), part of the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, has received unconfirmed reports that scammers are asking family members to pay them money in order to release children who were separated from their families at the border at the United…

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L.A. County Working to Help Families Separated at U.S.-Mexico Border

L.A. County Working to Help Families Separated at U.S.-Mexico Border 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

Updated Monday, June 25, 2018 9:30 a.m. Los Angeles County is working to assist children and families affected by the highly publicized incidents of family separation at the U.S.-Mexico. Currently, the County of Los Angeles can assist families in need with resources, including legal, health, and mental health services. The County is also exploring options…

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USCIS launches online immigration records request system

USCIS launches online immigration records request system 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched its FOIA Immigration Records SysTem (FIRST), which will in time allow users to submit, manage, and receive Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests entirely online. USCIS is creating FIRST’s digital delivery of services in phases. Currently, requesters who have an immigration court date pending and file a…

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Phone Scam Targeting Chinese Speakers – 电信诈骗手段多变,提醒公众保持警惕

Phone Scam Targeting Chinese Speakers – 电信诈骗手段多变,提醒公众保持警惕 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

The Chinese Consulate of Los Angeles is reporting a nationwide scam targeting Chinese-speaking consumers. Scammers are impersonating consulate employees, demanding money in exchange for packages or important documents. They are also requesting personal information from consumers, threatening them with punishment if they do not comply. The scammers want you to provide your bank or credit…

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ICYMI: “Know Your Rights” Telethon

ICYMI: “Know Your Rights” Telethon 150 150 Office of Immigrant Affairs

NBC Universal local affiliates (NBC Los Angeles and Telemundo 52) and the County of Los Angeles hosted the “Know Your Rights” telethon on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The two-hour telethon garned over 200,000 viewers, according to Nielsen ratings. The telethon, which aired live from Los Angeles, had dozens of County of Los Angeles employees available…

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