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

New regulations ease citizenship for undocumented immigrants

Many undocumented immigrants are in hiding because of immigration policy that bars them from re-entry for a minimum of three years if they leave the United States. A proposed change in immigration law would allow any undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States while awaiting a waiver showing that an American citizen would be detrimentally affected by their absence. This change has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of Americans the difficulty of being separated from their spouses or children while awaiting the citizenship process. Proponents of the law believe that it would benefit numerous families by streamlining the process and shortening the length of time that family members are separated.

The new regulation, expected to be in place by the end of 2012, proposes that immigrants be able to apply for a waiver in the United States instead of their native country. This would essentially solve what has been called a Catch-22 situation for undocumented immigrants who may have an American spouse or parents. When an immigrant leaves the United States, re-entry is barred for a minimum of three years and sometimes up to 10 years unless they are able to obtain a waiver that proves their inability to return to the U.S. presents an “extreme hardship” to an American citizen. Considering the length of time it currently takes to receive a waiver, the new regulations will hopefully guarantee either a much shorter separation period or no separation at all.

Under the new proposal, immigrants would receive a provisional waiver in the United States before having to return to their own countries to pick up their visas. This change stops the barred re-entry for immigrants from taking effect and can ensure that families are kept together. It will also likely cause many undocumented immigrants to come forward to begin the process of obtaining citizenship in this country.

The new policy effectively closes a major loophole in the immigration policy and offers affected families a chance to be together legally. Undocumented immigrants live under a constant threat of being denied re-entry to this country if they leave for any reason. The proposed change, together with knowledge of the immigration process gained by making use of resources to help with citizenship questions or concerns, will hopefully ensure immigrants a better chance of remaining with family and friends while awaiting a green card.

Source: Dayton Daily News, “Proposal would ease green card process,” Mary McCarty, Jan. 15, 2012


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