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 immigration: Representation for detainees is a right

California immigrants accused of a crime may be fearful of being detained for an indefinite period of time or even deportation. A recent investigation conducted by a leading newspaper found some interesting statistics when it came to immigrants and crime. Thousands of undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes in this country have been released by federal authorities. However, while that certainly is a serious problem, numerous other immigrants who are detained never committed a serious crime, or none at all, and instead are kept in holding for weeks or even months. Representation for detainees can help immigrants who become caught up in the system and can offer them the legal defense they need.

The investigation leads some people to think the federal immigration system is shrouded in secrecy because family members are not informed when loved ones are arrested, and there is no information about their scheduled release. Others are concerned about the lack of information because it doesn’t only apply to criminals. One woman was not involved in a crime, but she realized her visa was about to expire. She left this country but was detained as she tried to cross into Canada because she was undocumented. American officials held the woman for 12 days but failed to provide her with necessary heart medication, and she later passed away.

The woman’s husband tried to tell people his wife needed the medication, but the information failed to get to her. He blames the lack of information received about his wife and what was happening. Advocates of the investigation believe the investigative report makes all immigrants look guilty of a crime. However, the lack of representation for detainees denotes a problem within the system. While no one wants violent criminals on the streets, no matter their citizenship, it is not fair for other immigrants to be detained for lengthy periods of time while no one knows their whereabouts.

California immigrants who become detained or know someone who is detained will likely need assistance. Representation for detainees is a right, but it can be difficult if there is no information getting out to their loved ones. Any one accused of a crime has the right to receive help with their case, even if they are detained by federal authorities.

Source: PRI Public Radio International, “When an undocumented immigrant commits a serious crime, secrecy descends,” Dec. 12, 2012


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