From the Daily News:
Fraudulent businesses in rogue storefronts in Queens often fleece immigrants hunting for jobs or immigration help by taking fees for services they don’t deliver, according to a report out Thursday.
Many agencies also break the law by posting misleading signs and not providing contracts, researchers with New Immigrant Community Empowerment and the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center found.
They are urging the Queens district attorney to set up a special unit to target fraud against immigrants.
“Just walking down Roosevelt Ave., you notice the intensity with which services are targeting immigrants, said Valeria Treves, executive director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment.
“It’s very clear that there’s rampant substandard predatory practices by businesses in our community.”