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

Law may prevent some deportations

Immigration news has been all over the headlines in recent years. However, one particular case has not made the same kind of splash other stories have. A California man faced deportation and removal proceedings, but avoided deportation due to a little known intricacy in immigration law. This man recently became a legal resident because he entered the United States legally.

As a young boy, this man came to the U.S. with his family. For many years, he lived in fear of deportation because of his undocumented status. Yet he was determined to create a family; he now has a wife and child. When the man learned he would be able to legally stay with his family, he was overjoyed.

When the man first came to the U.S. with his family, he had been “inspected and admitted” at an official border crossing. This fact, along with his wife and child’s U.S. citizenship, led to the decision to grant him legal residency.

The ruling in favor of the California man came primarily as a result of a 2010 case involving a woman’s immigration status. She crossed into the States in a car with a U.S. citizen. Because she legally crossed the border, she was not deported.

The legal community and immigrant advocates are unsure exactly what this application of immigration law means for future cases.

The threat of deportation is real — and rather scary — for a great number of people living, working and raising families in California. Yet this ruling may lend hope to some cases. With the right resources and advice, people fearing deportation may be able to continue their lives alongside the people they love in the place they call home.

Source: The Republic, “Immigration law’s wrinkle blocks deportation in Calif.,” Stephen Magagnini, Jan. 18, 2012

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