With the recent uproar over the Trump administration?s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it is not surprising that scammers might target DACA participants in their time of vulnerability and need. The Better Business Bureau has launched a campaign warning DACA recipients, and the immigrant community as a whole, of emails, social media posts, and phone calls from individuals who promise to get them a legal immigration status or prevent their deportations. Immigration advocates also are warning immigrants not to allow notaries, or notary publics, to file immigration papers on their behalf. While anyone can file immigration documents, it does not mean that he or she knows how to do it; filing the wrong documents or filing them incorrectly can make the already lengthy process of obtaining a legal immigration status even longer. Furthermore, never accept a phone call demanding money from you, even if the caller claims that he or she is a representative of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE agents will not call you to demand money. Likewise, do not agree to wire money. You can only pay immigration fees by certified check, money order, or a credit card, in some situations. Your best bet is to contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance and get the advice that you need. This is how you can get the most legally accurate and sound information about your case. Whether you are a DACA participant or simply present in the United States without a legal immigration status, we are here to help. The deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. have handled countless deportation defense claims on behalf of individuals who have been detained and charged with removal. We know how devastating it can be for individuals to be detained and separated from their families; even worse is the increased potential for sexual abuse while being held in immigration detention facilities. We care about you and your family, and we want to help you remain in the country. Call our office today to set up your legal consultation.