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

San Diego hospital sued for immigrant screening settles lawsuit

While there are many options for non-U.S. citizens to legally work in the U.S., sometimes the process of obtaining a work visa can be complicated. Unfortunately, some U.S. employers are skeptical of a person’s employment status or afraid of being fined for hiring people who are not allowed to work in the U.S. This can make it very difficult on immigrants who have been approved to work in the U.S.

Recently, a situation similar to this happened in San Diego. Last month, the University of California, San Diego Medical Center was sued by the federal government over its hiring practices for immigrant employees. According to the government, the hospital was requiring immigrant employees and job applicants to provide an excessive and unfair amount of documentation before they could be hired. The federal government added that U.S. citizens were not subjected to the same treatment.

Although the medical center maintained that it had been properly following federal rules and regulations about hiring immigrant workers, it agreed to make changes to its hiring procedures. The U.S. Justice Department announced last week that the complaint had been settled out of court. The University of California, San Diego Medical Center will pay a $115,000 civil penalty in addition to using new methods of verifying a person’s immigration status.

Many people who are not U.S. citizens have the right to work in this country without being subjected to excessive screening. People who have employment visas but are still being treated unfairly in the hiring process may find it helpful to seek advice from an experienced legal professional.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, “San Diego hospital settles lawsuit on immigrants,” Associated Press, Jan. 4, 2012


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