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 deportation and removal proceedings number may lower

Great news is being reported for California immigrants and those across the rest of the nation. The federal government has announced a shift in how it apprehends immigrants. The focus has shifted from undocumented immigrants with minor traffic offenses to those who are felons or repeat criminal offenders. The shift in policy could bring a sigh of relief for those worrying about possible deportation and removal proceedings for something as insignificant as a traffic ticket.

While some have welcomed the new policy, others continue to criticize the difficulty undocumented immigrant still have trying to obtain legal services. Others believe those who are innocent of the charges against them still face the possibility of deportation because they don’t have access to necessary services that could assist them with their cases. Critics of the new policy are calling for the California ‘Trust Act’ to be passed. This law would serve as protection for law-abiding undocumented immigrants, who may have only a slight offense on their records.

One county in California has one of the nation’s highest amounts of immigrants with no criminal records deported. Contra Costa County had almost 2,000 people undergo deportation and removal proceedings since 2010. Out of those people, only a quarter were actually convicted of serious crimes. Almost forty percent of those were never convicted. The shift in policies in the state appears to be largely due to immigrant concerns about counties with records like these.

The Contra Costa County sheriff announced he would stop holding undocumented immigrants for federal authorities if the indiscretion was minor. Other California counties are beginning to re-examine immigration policies as well, potentially to adopt similar practices and lower the use of deportation and removal proceedings around the entire state. Such news may be good for undocumented immigrants living in the state because it will likely diminish the threat of being deported for making small mistakes.

Source: Marinij.com, “U.S. ending pursuit of illegal immigrants who commit minor crimes,” Matt O’Brien, Dec. 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.