Be Aware of Scams, A Message from USCIS

Dear Stakeholder,

As you may know, a federal district court in Texas issued a temporary injunction on February 16, 2015, which prevents USCIS from implementing expanded guidelines for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Until further notice, the court order prevents U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from accepting requests under the expanded DACA guidelines, which was originally planned to begin on February 18. The temporary injunction also requires USCIS to suspend plans to accept requests for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) beginning this May.

Given the court order, USCIS urges customers and stakeholders to beware of scammers who may spread false information and mislead people by charging for unnecessary services. These scams can occur in person or over the telephone or Internet. In some cases they can even be tied to legitimate services.

Protect yourself and your loved ones from an immigration services scam. To learn how to recognize, avoid, and report scams, and how to find authorized legal assistance, go to You can also find educational resources that you can share in your community.

If you believe you have been the victim of an immigration services scam, please report this scam to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at

Kind Regards,

Public Engagement Division

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

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