Due to the current situation related to Coronavirus, and the State of Emergency orders from the governor of California, our office will continue to work behind closed doors. We will not see any clients in person.
If you have any questions please address them to us via email to [email protected]
To the extent possible we will try to accommodate telephonic appointments or consultations but we ask that you request them via e-mail. Our telephone number, (619) 291-1112, will continue to operate to the extent that the situation permits, but any appointments must be scheduled through e-mail. 
Thank you for your understanding.

Debido a la situación actual relacionada con el Coronavirus, al grado que nos sea posible, nuestro personal seguirá trabajando a puerta cerrada, no se atenderá a nadie en persona. 
En caso de tener alguna duda o pregunta favor de hacerla por correo electrónico a [email protected]  
Trataremos de llevar a cabo consultas migratorias telefónicamente. Pedimos solicite cita telefónica mediante correo electrónico. Nuestro teléfono, (619) 291-1112, seguirá operando al grado que nos lo permita la situación actual, pero cualquier cita se agendará por correo electrónico.
Gracias por su comprensión

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

Laotian immigrant faces deportation for telling the truth

San Diego permanent residents may be interested in a current case involving a Laotian immigrant. The man is facing deportation and removal proceedings after making an innocent error: telling the truth. The Laotian immigrant is already a legal and permanent resident of the United States. He came from Laos in the 1970s but did not realize the tough stance the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has on drug convictions. Now, he is facing the possibility of deportation and removal proceedings, regardless of his permanent status within the U.S.

The man was arrested at his place of work by ICE agents on March 26. Even though he passed his citizenship tests, paid required fees and completed all the paperwork to become a citizen, he made one grievous mistake. When the man was 27 years old, he was arrested for drug crimes in another city. He was later convicted of possession of amphetamines with intent to deliver.

The man was sentenced to two years’ probation. However, the man has always maintained that the drugs were not his, instead belonging to his roommate. Also, he claims that he was not provided an interpreter during some of the legal proceedings, which may raise an important issue concerning the fairness of his trial.

The convictions held up, and for the next 15 years the man never had another brush with the law. The conviction only came to light when the man’s longtime partner wanted to get married. Although the man had a green card already and could buy property, go to college and enlist in the military, he decided to pursue citizenship for her so they could legally marry.

He truthfully revealed his conviction on his citizenship paperwork, and now the man is detained, facing deportation and removal proceedings. Efforts are being made for the man on several fronts, though it remains to be seen what will happen, particularly given ICE’s tough stance on drug crimes.

Unfortunately, this story shows that doing the right thing does not always benefit a person. Furthermore, it shows just how important it is to understand your rights and options as you begin a quest for citizenship in the U.S. Seeking professional legal help may be beneficial for those in San Diego who wish to begin the citizenship application.

Source: Des Moines Register, “Reader’s Watchdog: Past catches up to Laotian immigrant, family,” Lee Rood, April 21, 2012


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Trump administration now wants to replace properly trained and experienced asylum officers with Border Patrol officers with 5 weeks training to conduct credible fear interviews. Quality and justice once again sacrificed for speed by Trump.

Jóvenes DACA en peligro.
Los jóvenes que se han visto beneficiados con el programa DACA se podrán ver perjudicados si no renuevan su DACA antes del fallo de la corte suprema de la nación que será en junio de 2020.
Lo recomendable es que se renueve dicho permiso aún si el permiso vence despues de la fecha del fallo de la corte que sera en junio de 2020.