Buzzfeed News -- David Noriega
Immigration lawyers pressured H&R Block, the tax preparation giant, to shut down a pilot program meant to help immigrants file forms with the government. The service would have put H&R block in direct competition with attorneys and legal groups dedicated to helping immigrants navigate federal laws.
The program, which was limited to Texas and aimed at the Latino community there, gave immigrant customers access to specialized software that would help them with applications for green cards, deferred action, and other immigration-related transactions. It also offered in-person help with the software from bilingual assistants.
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Updated: Tue, Apr 14th 2015 @ 9:10am EDT