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

Deportation defense too late; California man sent to Cambodia

A solid deportation defense came too late for one California man, who found himself put on board of a plane and sent to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in September. Even though the man’s citizenship in Cambodia is legal, the man faces hard challenges since he neither knows the language nor has much family there.

While the man’s deportation was technically legal, it was also tragic. He had to leave behind his common-law wife and five children, all U.S. citizens. As he struggles in a strange, new land, his wife is working on getting the family back together. Life is hard for her as well, as the husband was the primary wage earner for the family.

What makes this story so compelling is that the man was three years old when he arrived in the United States with his parents, who were refugees fleeing the repressive government back in 1983. The family settled in Stockton, California. The man had a few problems with the law in 2003 and 2005 and served 16 months in prison. He was released in 2007.

After his release from prison, he worked full time and did his best to take care of his family. Four years later, the U.S. and Cambodian governments reached a deportation agreement and the man was taken into custody. He spent about six weeks at the immigration center in the Sacramento County Jail before being deported. He is now working on getting back to the United States legally. The wife has since had to quit her job and go on welfare to support her children and work on her husband’s appeal, which can take more than a year.

This type of immigration action is not all that uncommon. For those who may need deportation defense action or help with any type of citizenship issue, consulting a qualified immigration attorney may be the best first step. With the laws becoming stricter, legal assistance is often the best course of action to help families stay together.

Source: Lodi News, “Lodi man deported to Cambodia,” Maggie Creamer, Oct. 1, 2011


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