Spoke with a few of the locals (the men who work for the hotel, really) and I found some news, though not unusual, but disturbing.
They say that some US Lawyers are demanding thousands of dollars from their relatives for just “looking” at their cases. They said not one of those relatives has seen a form, statement, piece of paper, nothing. They only “paper” they have are receipts showing they paid in cash about 1 to 2 thousand dollars.
Immigrants, legal or not, are going to some US Lawyers and it’s the lawyers that are extorting monies from them without representation. If you know or see this “practice” being done, please contact the New York State Unified Court System and lodge a complaint: http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/attorneygrievance/complaints.shtml