Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

California man denied asylum, faces deportation

On Behalf of | May 12, 2011 | Asylum

Last year, a man was arrested for alleged immigrations violations. He and three others had been former soldiers suspected of involvement with a massacre in Guatemala in 1982. His arrest meant that he could be deported and sent back to Guatemala.

The man requested asylum in an effort to prevent his deportation from the country. He had been working in Southern California in a factory after fleeing his home country nearly 20 years ago. The article is unclear, but it appears that the man sought asylum when he first entered the country due to fear that he would be in danger if he returned to Guatemala.

He was arrested almost a year ago by immigration officers. But just recently he appeared in court to find out whether he would be granted asylum. The federal immigration judge denied his asylum request, meaning that he would be deported.

His arrest was a part of an investigation by U.S. authorities who were trying to find individuals accused of participating in the massacre. And though Immigration and Customs Enforcement has refused to comment on the matter, there do not appear to be any criminal charges against the man in the United States. If so, that is also a means for deportation.

The man has 30 days to appeal the judge’s decision. Even so, the possibility of deportation can be frustrating and create a number of challenges. Federal immigration laws are complex and difficult to navigate. When trying to determine what to do after being denied asylum, it can be extremely beneficial to speak with someone who understands immigration laws. It can make a significant difference.

Source: The Associated Press online, “APNewsBreak: Guatemala deaths suspect faces deport,” 11 May 2011


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