Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 — plans to push a national campaign to educate immigrants about Obama’s new deportation plans, as well as to inform lawyers, advocates, and others as new procedures are put in place. Gutierrez also wants to warn immigrants about scam artists that will promise legalization for a fee when such programs do not exist.
“To the community we are saying, ‘Be patient and be careful,’” Gutierrez said at a press conference in Chicago. “We do not want you to fall victim to false promises and those who will exploit your hopes and fears for profit. We will work hard in the coming days to clarify these new policies and get you correct information.”