Scamming the Undocumented

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USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration has reported that 10% of all the people in LA County are illegal immigrants. That makes this the national capital of immigration fraud. Saul Gonzalez has a special report from Sonic Trace, KCRW's Independent Producer Project.


Maria Gutierrez (R) with her lawyer Gina Amato Lough
of the legal aid organization Public Counsel


You can read more about immigration fraud — in English and Spanish — and see photos of Maria Gutierrez at For more stories from KCRWs Sonic Trace, which tells the stories of immigrants in Southern California, visit trace




Warren Olney