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 asylum seekers lack access to help when detained

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2012 | Asylum

California immigrants seeking asylum may one day find themselves detained by immigration authorities. It can be difficult to secure legal representation for those caught in that situation. With the possibility of deportation hanging over the heads, being detained in an immigration center may seem like the end of the world. Reports issued by the Detention Watch Network have revealed that no one is safe from the legal system concerning immigration in this country. Asylum seekers, legal and illegal immigrants and even pregnant woman are being detained with little to no access to legal representation.

The report states little has changed within detention centers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). At any given time, over 400,000 immigrants are detained in private detention centers and county jails. Immigrants do not have access to things to take care of their basic needs such as adequate food, hygiene items and even access to lawyers. They also lack timely medical care, often leading to serious illness or even death.

One detention center in New Jersey is listed as one of the worst violators of immigrant’s human rights. The network claims the jails lacks access to legal representation, items to ensure proper nutrition and does not allow family members to contact each other. In addition, the jail houses criminals together with immigrants detained by ICE. Other centers named in the report are in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Illinois.

California had one offender on this list. Hundreds of national and local organizations have penned a letter to the president asking the centers be closed and steps be taken to ensure the safety of immigrants who are being detained. Immigrants seeking asylum within this country and who are detained by immigration officials have the right to seek legal representation. Anyone in such a situation is encouraged to understand their legal rights so they can use the system to have their case heard.

Source: New York Daily News, “Even as President Obama promises U.S. immigration detention reform, human rights atrocities in detention jails persist,” Albor Ruiz, Dec. 4, 2012


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