FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to Hold
2nd Annual Brooklyn Immigration Forum
Panel Discussion and Workshops Offered on Immigration and Real Estate Fraud
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that the District Attorney’s Office will be holding its 2nd Annual Brooklyn Immigration Forum, in recognition of Caribbean American Heritage Month, to help immigrants protect themselves against common practices of immigration and real estate fraud. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18, in Crown Heights.
District Attorney Thompson said, “Without proper knowledge of their rights, many in Brooklyn’s immigrant communities may be preyed upon by those who would exploit this vulnerable population for monetary gain. My office is partnering with agencies from across the city to provide immigrants – both documented and undocumented – with the tools and resources they need to protect themselves.”
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office will be joined by nonprofits and city agencies for panel discussions on issues regarding immigration fraud and real estate fraud, as well as breakout workshops and community resource tables.
The forum will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Matthews Church, 1345 Lincoln Place, in Crown Heights.