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Colorado And Federal Prosecutors Urge Illegal Immigrants To Report Immigration-related Fraud

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Colorado and federal prosecutors are urging illegal immigrants to report immigration-related fraud.

As The Denver Post reports, prosecutors say they are worried stigma and fear of deportation are keeping people from coming forward to report immigration-related cases of fraud.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, said at a news conference earlier this month that while Colorado has good laws in place, there are barriers of fear and mistrust in “these targeted communities” that need to be broken down.

Coffman’s office, along with Colorado district attorneys and the U.S. attorney’s office, have teamed up to offer information sessions in the coming months about laws protecting people living in the U.S illegally in Colorado from being targeted.

Specifically, authorities want to ensure the immigrant community knows about two laws passed last year that make it illegal for any unauthorized people to advertise or perform immigration-related services or to sell immigration-related government appointments.