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

California immigrants fearing home persecution can request asylum

On Behalf of | Oct 8, 2012 | Asylum

California immigrants may be heartened at the case of a Guatemalan immigrant who recently received asylum from the United States government. The man recently discovered he was one of the only survivors of a village massacre apparently sanctioned by his homeland’s government. He was kidnapped as a young boy and raised by a soldier’s family as their own child. His asylum request came after he discovered the kidnapping and realized he could face personal harm if he ever returned home.

An investigation into his kidnapping proved the boy was taken from his family. Although his mother and siblings were killed during the massacre, he was recently reunited with his father, a man who only survived because he was out of town at the time of the incident. His asylum request was approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after the Guatemalan government substantiated his story.

The man feared persecution by his government if he ever returned home. He is ‘living proof’ of a heinous crime that was carried out by the country’s military. His wife has also received asylum from the government. Although the man has been here for over a decade, doors will open now that he is legally recognized.

Such a story can be heartening for California immigrants who may be living in fear of returning to their home countries. Asylum can be requested by people who believe they could be harmed if sent back home, whether by the government or through lawlessness. Fortunately, this case had a positive turn and the man and his wife can now live free from the threat of persecution.

Source: Alaska Dispatch, “US grants political asylum to Guatemalan massacre survivor,” Sebastian Rotella, Sept. 25, 2012


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.