Graphic Novel Helps Immigrants Avoid Scammers

Sans cape and tights, a new graphic novel is a hero for immigrants, focusing on the issue of fraud targeting immigrant communities.  José Busca Legalizarse (José Seeks Legal Status) focuses on the issue of undocumented workers who are tricked by people promising legal status.

Created by New Immigrant Community Empowerment (N.I.C.E) this is the first time they’re reach out to the Latino community via graphic novel and the effort is part of its larger immigrant consumer justice campaign.  N.I.C.E. primarily works with newly arrived immigrants.

The graphic novel is free at their office, office at 37-41 77th St. in New York City.  The hope is to have the readers understand how immigration and the legal system works in the United States.