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A woman named Araceli Martinez in Los Angeles was arrested for imposing as an immigration agent to solicit bribes from immigrants in exchange for legal resident status. Around 14 victims reported her fraudulent misrepresentation. Martinez tried to feel to Mexico but before the flight, Los Angeles police called the airport police to stop her departure.
Martinez took somewhere between $4,000 and $8,000 from each victim. She is being held on $335,000 bail on false pretenses.
As a rule of thumb, never trust anyone who claims that they have the power to grant your legal status in the United States no matter how desperately you want your legal status. All immigration visa process must go through the formal processes at USCIS. No one person has an authority to break the law and grant you the status. If you need help filing for your immigration visa whether through employment, marriage or investment, contact our immigration attorney Los Angeles.