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  • Writer's pictureJuan M. Pedroza

Immigration Scams

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

Immigration scams target noncitizens who have few clear avenues when seeking legal help and advice. Scams can take the form of fake lawyers, fake websites, government impostors, telemarketing schemes, fradululent visa lotteries, and more.

Below are two publications on immigration scams that I wrote and co-authored about what noncitizens say happened in their case (study A below) and where noncitizens speak up and report scams most often (study B below). See the press release for each study plus related news coverage.

Study A: detailed qualitative analysis of how people describe scams targeting noncitizens:


Study B: nationwide quantitative study of where noncitizens report scams:


Other national and local reporting on scams:

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