USCIS Provides Outreach Materials to Combat Unlawful Practice of Immigration Law

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security, offers outreach materials regarding the very important initiative of combating Unlawful Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL). ORR-eligible populations, including refugees, asylees, and Cuban-Haitian Entrants, will need and seek immigration benefits at some point during their transition to permanent residents and naturalized citizens.  These materials are designed to help refugees and others avoid becoming victims of unlicensed providers, and the financial and legal liabilities that may result from using them.


USCIS has created a series of print and web materials to support this initiative, including ‘The Wrong Help Can Hurt’ video which highlights scams and how to avoid them.  Additional materials—available in a number of languages—provide information on common scams and reporting; filing tips for immigration applications; help to find legal services, and how to become an authorized provider.

For more information about USCIS, please visit their website.