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

60 deaf immigrants seeking asylum in the US

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2011 | Asylum

California residents may have mixed feelings concerning a recent set of asylum applications. What makes these applications somewhat unique is that they were filed in bulk, and they concern some 60 immigrants who are all deaf. Most of those seeking asylum currently reside in the Inland area of California, near the California School for the Deaf. They allege various types of persecution in their homelands.

One reason these cases are so unique is nobody, at least as far as is known, has ever been given asylum for persecution that is solely based on being deaf. Another reason it is unique is that their attorney has filed dozens of cases all at once. She believes that doing it this way will cause the U.S. government to recognize the persecutions that some deaf people have to deal with abroad.

In a statement, she said that the people have all come to the United States to escape persecution and torture, and that although many are from different countries, they have shared experiences. Many of those seeking protection have told stories of sexual and physical abuse in their home country, all related to their deafness.

Most of the applicants hail from Mexico, but others are from Guatemala, El Salvador, Lebanon, the Philippines and Colombia. One man said he would take the risk because he did not want to go back to Mexico, which he said is not a good place for a deaf person to live.

Immigration and asylum laws in the United States are complicated. Each individual case is evaluated on its own merit. For this reason, those needing help with their immigration status or who wish to file for asylum should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

Source: The Press-Enterprise, “Deaf immigrants apply for asylum,” David Olson, Sept. 27, 2011


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