Predatory practices plaguing immigrant and refugee communities are outlined, discussed at a Northwest Justice Project summit
Published on Friday, June 10, 2005
By CECILIA KANG
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Soon after he arrived in Seattle, Roberto Garcia Hernandez sought help from an unqualified immigration assistant. It was a crucial mistake that nearly forced him to return to his conservative hometown in Mexico, where he had been violently attacked for being gay.
A Russian immigrant placed her faith in a Russian-speaking mortgage broker in Seattle and was misled to sign a contract for a higher interest rate than initially had been promised.