LOS ANGELES - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today a new effort to protect consumers seeking services from immigration consultants as a result of anticipated spikes in demand due to recent federal immigration actions.
As part of this new effort, the Secretary of State launched new online resource portals that outline consumers' rights as well as remind immigration consultants of their responsibilities and limitations pursuant to state law.
In addition, Secretary Padilla directed the Secretary of State Business Programs Division to send letters to the 1,016 active immigration consultants registered in the State of California informing them of their obligations as responsible practitioners.
For information on immigration consultants, consumers can visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/immigration-consultants/
To view the letter that will be sent to all immigration consultants, visit: http://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/immigration-consultants/immigration-letter-english.pdf