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

Immigration report states tough laws do not cause self-deportation

A new report refutes claims that tough immigration laws in certain states cause immigrants to leave the United States and return home. Those who are in the country illegally, whether in California or elsewhere, tend not to head home even when harsh laws are passed, instead choosing to either move where the laws are friendlier or even stay where they are in spite of them.

But a Midwestern secretary of state disagrees, noting that Mexican lawmakers have shown concern about illegal immigrants returning home without work, after the enactment of harsh anti-immigration laws in some states that require immigration status checks for anyone seeking employment. Nevertheless, he agreed with portions of the report stating that immigrants may sometimes relocate to states with less stringent laws.

The author of the report, a student at the University of California-San Diego, says that increased border security and a poor economy has prompted a decrease in the number of immigrants coming into the United States, but notes that people who are already in the country end up staying here due to the high costs of returning home.

The report also addressed immigrants in relation to violent crimes. A police officer in another state stated that he believed the harsh laws passed targeting illegal immigration make it more difficult to track crime because immigrants are afraid to report when crimes are committed, possibly fearing deportation.

Undocumented immigrants in San Diego and throughout California face constant fear of deportation or removal. However, numerous organizations exist to assist individuals and families who are dealing with immigration or citizenship issues, and those confronting these issues may benefit from consulting with someone who is familiar with the relevant law and procedures.

Source: Cronkite News, “Report: Tough laws don’t make illegal immigrants ‘self-deport’,” Dustin Volz, Feb. 22, 2012

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