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

California work visa: Bill could help skilled workers remain

Immigrants across California and the rest of the nation often struggle to obtain a work visa in this country. Even with valuable qualifications that companies are looking for, it can be difficult for them obtain the status they need to remain in the country. This is because federal law requires a cap on work visa numbers in the United States. The cap is extremely low, virtually ensuring that the yearly quota for applications is filled within just a few days.

This prevents highly skilled workers from coming here to assist in the workplace. Many immigrants have the qualifications that companies require here in America. Qualified workers just coming out of school are needed to help fill a void in certain career fields, but it can be difficult to obtain good workers with the current laws. A recent study shows that this country will be short of just over a quarter-million workers who possess advanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees in just a few years.

Both sides of the political spectrum appear to recognize the need for such highly skilled workers in this country and support the push to raise the cap on work visas. A new bill recently introduced in Congress would allow up to 50,000 foreign graduate students to remain in the country for five years, provided that they earned their degree in this country and they perform work in a STEM field. Once they are finished with the five-year requirement, they would receive permanent residence and receive the opportunity for naturalization.

Such a bill could help grant graduate students and highly skilled workers the opportunity to work in their career field and remain in this country. The way things stand now, many of these educated professionals would be left out in the cold. If the bill passes, it could present a great opportunity for California immigrants who wish to work here and hope to gain permanent resident status.

Source: Political Fiber, “International Students Struggle for Visas,” Isaac Gwin, Oct. 10, 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.