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

ICE deporting some U.S. citizens?

It is truly unfortunate, but it appears that the Obama administration’s eagerness to deport record numbers of illegal immigrants is also resulting in the government deporting people who are U.S. citizens. Any California resident watching the news of late knows that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is conducting more immigration raids. During the last fiscal year alone, some 396,000 people were deported. But in some cases, deportation and removal proceedings were less than accurate, resulting in some legal citizens being deported by mistake.

This claim comes from a Northwestern University political science professor, who said that although the rate is low, ICE is detaining U.S. citizens illegally. The professor looked at about 8,000 cases in just two immigration detention facilities. She found that about 1 percent of the time, people were eventually let go because they were U.S. citizens.

An example is a man who was deported in 2008. The man had a history of mental problems and gave ICE differing accounts of his citizenship. Apparently, the authorities ignored his records, which said that he was born in the United States, and that he had no known relatives in Mexico. The man was deported but eventually was able to return to the United States.

This is just one example of how people can run into trouble when it comes to immigration issues. Finding representation for detainees can be difficult, and deportation and removal proceedings can be exhaustive and long-lasting. When people are in need of immigration assistance, they may wish to consider consulting with a California attorney who is skilled in immigration law.

Source: NPR, “In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens,” Ted Robbins, Oct. 24, 2011

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