For release on February 9, 2015   CONTACT:
Josue Fuentes, Deputy District Attorney
Community Prosecution Unit
(408) 792-2946     DA SAN JOSE TOUR SET TO RAISE AWARENESS ON IMMIGRATION FRAUD     The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office tomorrow will launch a multiple-week crime prevention tour geared to prevent a growing epidemic of immigration fraud.   The tour, so far, consists of 14 local and free lectures by Community Prosecutor Josue Fuentes, who will give bi-lingual presentations on fraud prevention and what to do if you have been scammed. These are public seminars that will include presentations by legitimate immigration lawyers as well as advocates.   Subjects will include: What is DACA/DAPA? Do I qualify? How do I prevent “notario” (immigration) fraud? How do I report notario fraud?   “Notario fraud is real and we have to work together to prevent it,” Deputy District Attorney Fuentes said.   A kick-off seminar will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Latino College Preparatory Academy at 14271 Story Road in San Jose.   A selection of additional seminar dates are as follows:   February 11, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. at Oak Grove High School, 285 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose   February 18, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. at Mayfair Community Center, 2039 Kammerer Ave. in San Jose   March 11, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. at Seventrees Community Center, 3590 Cas Drive in San Jose   April 7, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. at Alum Rock Public Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave. in San Jose   The D.A.’s Office is partnering in this effort with County Board of Supervisor Cindy Chavez, the Mexican Consulate, and SIREN, among others.   ###  

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