Recently the Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, potentially putting the nearly 800,000 young immigrants that have received work permits and deportation relief since its inception in August 2012 at risk of deportation.
According to the Pew Research Center, DACA renewals have increased significantly since the program started. Halfway through the 2017 fiscal year, more than 200,000 unauthorized immigrants nationwide have renewed their benefits.
Michelle Corey, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois says, “As a result of the DACA announcement, Dreamers, as they are commonly referred to, will be looking for legal advice on how to proceed. Emotions will be running high in the coming days and weeks and scammers will be looking to take advantage.”
BBB urges consumers to always check out any business or lawyer with BBB and follow these tips when seeking out any representation:
St. Louis Area Media Contacts: Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, (314) 584-6743 or (314) 681-4719 (cell), email@example.com
Shellie Kreter, PR & Communications Manager, (314) 584-6723 or (314) 348-5451 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia media contact: Sean Spence, Columbia Regional Director, (573) 886-8965, email@example.com
Cape Girardeau media contact: Joey Keys, Cape Girardeau Regional Director, (573) 803-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy media contact: Mara Clingingsmith, BBB Quincy Regional Director, (217) 209-3972 or (217) 242-6272 (cell), email@example.com
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