H. Rept. 116-533: Fight Notario Fraud Act of 2020, Report to Accompany H.R. 8225, September 24, 2020   [open pdf - 306KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 8825, the 'Fight 'Notario' Fraud Act of 2020,' is designed to address 'notario' fraud, the practice of the provision of unauthorized immigration legal services, which has not been effectively curbed by existing federal, state, and local efforts. The practice continues to cause irreparable harm to immigrant communities. Courts across the country, which often are the first government entities to identify instances of 'notario' fraud, have recognized the widespread prevalence of 'notario' fraud. The negative impact on immigrants and their families is clear. Furthermore, 'notarios' delegitimize the immigration system. The proposed explicit criminalization of 'notario' fraud is necessary to focus criminal fraud prosecution on widespread scams that target some of the least sophisticated and most vulnerable individuals in our society. [...] The 'Fight 'Notario' Fraud Act of 2020' directly addresses these fraudulent practices by criminalizing the provision of fraudulent legal services, certain misrepresentations by individuals who claim to be authorized to practice immigration law, and threats and retaliation associated with the provision of fraudulent legal services. Additionally, the bill would require the Attorney General to create no fewer than 15 Special United States Attorney positions to prosecute 'notario' fraud crimes."

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H. Rept. 116-533; House Report 116-533
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