NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal immigration officials are expanding nationally a program to raise awareness about immigration services scams.Officials from several federal, state and local agencies discussed the plan in Newark on Thursday.The awareness campaign focuses on enforcement, education and interagency collaboration.The campaign is aimed at educating legal and illegal immigrants to avoid everything from unlicensed service providers to websites that mimic those of government agencies.Ads, posters and leaflets will be published in English and Spanish. There also will be a website with information available in 12 additional languages.Federal officials say immigration fraud is increasing in frequency and complexity.

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of our readers it has become necessary to transfer our commenting system to a more scalable system in order handle the content.