City announces immigration service provider crackdown

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

They’re called “notarios” or immigration service providers.

They promise to help immigrants with green cards and citizenship.

But not all providers deliver what they promise.

Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the results of a citywide investigation of some of these companies.

It’s is the latest in Mayor Emanuel’s efforts to protect Chicago consumers from predatory businesses.

The Emanuel Administration is announcing the results of this latest consumer protection operation during National Consumer Protection Week.

It’s a national effort to encourage consumers across the country to know their rights and make better-informed decisions.

“I refuse to allow fraudulent immigration assistance providers to take advantage of individuals just looking to access the American Dream,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Enforcement efforts like this ensure that consumers get a fair shake and that

businesses that cut corners or defraud consumers will be held accountable. “

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) targeted 54 known immigration service providers and found that 44 percent of the businesses visited by City inspectors were not in compliance with the City ordinance

regulating immigration service providers.  BACP issued 77 charges on 42 Administrative Notices of Violations, with fines for each violation ranging from $200.00 to $10,000 per offense.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


  • keeping real

    both of those reply are very smart!!! not, both are dumdass let listen to the republics!!! and if donot make 5million dollar a year then you are dumdass republican and american!!!

  • Todd Pardee

    Why don’t he give consumer protection to contractors from the the “service firms” you need get a city permit! Shouldn’t anyone be able to deal with the government with out need for special non attorney assistance?

  • Dave Francis

    Which Conservatives have turned traitor on American principles?

    Is it any wonder that Americans don’t trust their government anymore, when they use lies to get the public on their side? Can we possibly believe the majority of politicians when they flip flop over illegal alien numbers telling us that only 11 million people are here? Doesn’t it seem strange that the population figures have just fluctuated with little difference in the last 10 to 20 years? Doesn’t it seem odious that that there is no tough punishment, such felony when entering the U.S., without legal inspection? Is the legal populace going to be tricked again by those in Congress, by passing another amnesty or what they call Comprehensive reform? Are citizen voters, not non citizens going to have a say in another bombardment of illegal people, who waiting patiently to hear from Washington that another Amnesty is in the works and are ready to swiftly converge on the borders, or slyly slip by immigration officials at airline terminals as one way visitors? Are those in the House and Senate not going to inform us beforehand that whatever the populace of numbers are, that taxpayers are going to be paying out the bill of another Two Trillion (Heritage Foundation) added to the trillions spent already by the White House inhabitants. What about Social Security, Pensions and retirement they will need? Millions of illegal alien parents already here are supplementing their income, with the monthly income from their minor children smuggled or born in America, without paying one dime into the state and federal treasuries, which is paid by you? Yes! It’s true, some pay taxes, but low income people collect it all back, plus billions of dollars are stolen every year in reimbursed child tax credits, even if that child lives in another country; but up to now, the Congress has done nothing about it?

    Don’t citizens have a say in the educational conflict, when illegal aliens are going to get pricey in state tuition, when students from other states have to pay the out of state fees. How come illegal aliens can march into hospitals with their different health problems and walk out free of any payment. Yet Americans are hounded by debt collectors forever, with patients having to carry hefty payments to cover the insurmountable arrivals in the emergency rooms with everything from the flue or contagious diseases they have brought with from third world countries. Even our Drivers Licenses are not sacred documents anymore. Why are we not surprised that many in our government are so corrupt that big business can buy their favors, so that they can hire discount labor and lower wages for the most venerable people in our country. Immigration supplies over one million people to the U.S. population annually. The roughly estimated foreign-born population in the U.S. is now 31.1 million, a record 57 percent increase since 1990. About 8-11 million of those are here illegally–a 4.5 million increase since 1990. Almost one-third of all immigration during the 1990s was illegal. It is very unwise to believe that we only have 11 million in our nation but with the possibility of Amnesty, the Border Patrol has reported a sudden increase in the illegal immigration invaders. In post-1990 immigrants and their children accounted for 61 percent of population growth during the last decade and counting.

  • Dave Francis

    Illegal Immigration must be stifled by resurrecting the 2006 Secure Fence Act, not the underfunded caricature seen in certain high density population sectors along the border, which we have been lied to about. Other laws with substance that could break the back of illegal immigration is THE SAVE ACT. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced the SAVE Act (H.R.830) last Tuesday – a bill that would mandate E-Verify nationwide, strengthen border security, and improve interior enforcement. This must be propelled through the Congress now, along with the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL. These laws that must commence immediately as every year hundreds of billions of dollars in free education, health care and many other benefits, which has been bestowed on children of illegal parents as automatic citizenship in perpetuity; it is should be rescinded as the parents receive the advantage of cash entitlements for every child they conceive and gather your dollars. Seeing the incredulous garbage of this amendment, it must caste out, as intentional theft of our taxes and will continue forever, whereas most countries have now closed the loopholes. Only children of a U.S. citizen should be entitled to claim the privilege of citizenship. Daily, pregnant Mexican and Central American women on the verge of giving birth, make their way across the U.S. border to have their baby in an American hospital. These children become the notorious "Anchor Babies.” And then gain a foothold for the extended family, which you eventually pay for and extorted by the IRS. Once the baby is born on American soil, he or she instantly attains U.S. citizenship? Not only are the parents almost always allowed to stay and not deported, but since they have no income, the baby is eligible for welfare, (WIC)Women, Infants with children, Food Stamps, etc.–all at the expense of the great American taxpayer.

    I guarantee that if every American swooped down on the nervous, mostly corrupt politicians we can get these laws passed. Fight for America now, fight against overpopulation, fight to reduce taxes that are used to supplement foreign nationals, fight to make English the only language, fight to stop the travesty of illegal alien children crowding our schools, specifically in the border states, fight for the U.S. constitution that is being bypassed by the President Obama Liberal progressives and socialist agendas, Call your politicians in Washington and at state level and demand they listen to its citizens and legal residents. That number is (202) 224-3121, for the Central Washington switchboard. When there are 23 million American jobless, while millions of illegal aliens are hired then we must speak up. You can also petition your local, state and federal Representative at the NumbersUSA website.

    Who elected these odious morons that are destroying this country?