Vice has an article out today about how bad notarios are. Here in Tucson, we often see that notarios often charge as much as actual lawyers, but have none of the legal training. We have clients come in every week with cases that a notario has messed up. But messy cases are the least of our worries– the worse are when notarios give advice that actually leads to deportations. How these people can continue to operate and still sleep at night is something I will never understand.
Pretty cool, right?
Earlier this year I worked on a report for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees called “Women on the Run,” about Central American women fleeing brutal violence and their struggles to receive asylum in the United States.
The report was released today. You can read it here.