CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

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.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

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 Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

California man arrested; scammed immigrants seeking work permits

Not every person claiming to provide aid to the immigrant population can be trusted to do the right thing. A California man has been arrested and faces possible prison time for taking thousands of dollars from Mexican immigrants hoping to secure temporary work permits.

Federal authorities from the Diplomatic Security Service and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office arrested the 29-year-old man for visa fraud early last week. The complaint filed against him stated that he filed phony requests on behalf of valid companies that wanted to secure employment visas for their immigrant staff.

The suspect is currently out of prison on a $40,000 bond.

The prosecution has accused the man, who was working with a recruiting service in Mexico, of charging between $3,000 and $4,000 (about 50,000 pesos) to obtain a visa that would allow a worker to enter the U.S.

The man now faces a host of charges on a federal level and is scheduled to enter his plea in early July. He will likely be required to pay fines, and he may face extensive prison time.

According to federal authorities, this kind of scam is a common occurrence — common enough to call for a concerted effort to combat it. A number of agencies have combined forces to track down and prosecute so-called notarios. As a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s office said, these scam artists take advantage of immigrant communities, the communities that are often the most vulnerable.

“Notario” is a term used to describe a person who presents himself or herself as a lawyer to immigrants, offering legal advice or assistance, but who, in truth, has no license or legal training. The suspect in this case did just that, according to court records.

Source: Dailynews.com, West Hills man arrested in visa fraud probe, Associated Press, 09 Jun, 2011

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Trump administration now wants to replace properly trained and experienced asylum officers with Border Patrol officers with 5 weeks training to conduct credible fear interviews. Quality and justice once again sacrificed for speed by Trump.

Jóvenes DACA en peligro.
Los jóvenes que se han visto beneficiados con el programa DACA se podrán ver perjudicados si no renuevan su DACA antes del fallo de la corte suprema de la nación que será en junio de 2020.
Lo recomendable es que se renueve dicho permiso aún si el permiso vence despues de la fecha del fallo de la corte que sera en junio de 2020.