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

Brown signs California Dream Act

While many immigration issues still have a way to go in California, many undocumented students may be getting some good news soon. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law new legislation that would allow some 41,000 undocumented students financial access to many college programs, including Cal Grants, UC grants and other state-funded scholarships. The bill is known as AB131, and it is the second half of the California Dream Act. While it is not a green card, it will provide a boost to many undocumented students.

The bill would set aside about $13 million for undocumented college students. The funds would come out of a program that received about $700 million in funding during the 2009-10 school year. Undocumented students would only be allowed to use the funding after legal residents have applied for it. Whatever is left over can then be used as financial assistance to undocumented students.

In an Aug. 25 press conference, Brown said, “I do believe we can get kids into higher education. Giving incentives to bright, capable young people is something I want to encourage, not discourage.”

The California Dream Act does not provide a means of obtaining legal permanent residence for undocumented students. This is contrary to the proposed federal DREAM Act, which would allow for legalized permanent residence status for many undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. Under the provisions of the California bill, information is to be kept confidential and is not allowed to be shared with other state or federal agencies.

Source: Times Of India, “Immigration groups urge Brown to sign part two of California Dream Act,” Sunita Sohrabji, Oct. 2, 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.