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

4 US citizens arrested because of Secure Communities, says ACLU

Many people in the San Diego area have likely heard of the Secure Communities program. Secure Communities is a federal immigration program administered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allows local law enforcement to use fingerprint analysis to identify illegal immigrants and check backgrounds against an FBI data base. If a fingerprint check turns up criminal history, it often leads to deportation.

The program, which is meant to target only immigrants who have committed serious crimes, has come under attack by many immigrant rights groups. The latest group to speak out against the program was the American Civil Liberties Union, which bashed the program last week, saying four legal U.S. citizens were arrested because of it.

Last week, the ACLU called for the city of Los Angeles to cut ties with ICE and Secure Communities. It says four Hispanic men — all U.S. citizens — have been arrested since August.

They told the story of one man who was arrested while shopping last month. Despite having spent $600, he was taken into custody because one $10 item was not scanned when he checked out. The ACLU says the arrest was also related to the fact that he mistakenly forgot to purchase candy that his children were eating in the store. He spent four days in jail because of it. Because of his accent, officers and jail employees did not believe he was a legal U.S. citizen, said the ACLU.

Despite criticism from the ACLU, an ICE spokesperson argued that only the most unusual cases have been pointed out. She stressed that enforcement officers at the local, state and federal levels have been working together to ensure Secure Communities is carried out appropriately.

Two of the men who were wrongly detained plan to sue.

Source: The Washington Post, “ACLU says 4 US citizens in California arrested through federal immigration enforcement program,” Dec. 14, 2011


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