Scam artists target Haitian community

The World

The U.S. government is allowing Haitian immigrants here to get Temporary Protected Status as the country tries to recover from the earthquake there. But scam artists are trying to charge exorbitant fees. The Manhattan district attorney explains the scam.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., details the elaborate plot to capitalize on confusion over immigration status for Haitians. We’re also joined by Marjean Perhot, director of refugee and immigration services for Catholic Charities of Boston. Marjean’s group has hosted legal clinics for Boston’s Haitian community, trying to educate them of the threat of these scams.

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