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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 ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

California immigration assisted by new policies, despite critics

A recently issued government report claims that immigration enforcement spending in the Obama administration has surpassed the numbers of other agencies combined, and illegal immigration has also tapered off. California immigrants may have benefited from the administration’s policies recently, by being allowed to stay here to work or by a new regulation allowing people to stay in the U.S. while attempting to gain citizenship. However, immigration enforcement is still at the forefront of the administration’s policies, meaning some immigrants could still face deportation or experience difficulty maintaining a job due to workplace raids from immigration officials.

The report attributes higher spending to fewer illegal immigrant arrests. In 2011, officials arrested over 300,000 at its southern borders, and although this number may seem high, the numbers are actually the lowest in almost four decades. However, they also deported almost 400,000 that year. Last year, almost 410,000 immigrants were deported from this country. The numbers do not specify the reasons for the deportations.

Others have criticized the administration as having a soft spot for immigration and claim not enough is being done to tackle the issue. However, the report concludes that the immigration policies overall appear to be successful and have clearly been successful in combating illegal immigration in the workplace and at the borders. In addition, although there are large numbers of deportations, many immigrants have been granted the opportunity to stay in this country and be gainfully employed. Enforcement efforts have refocused on immigrants guilty of serious crimes and those who may pose serious threats to the security of the nation.

The administration has helped many California immigrants remain in the country with loved ones. This could very well open the path to those seeking legal immigration and eventually citizenship in the country. Spending may be at an all-time high, but the policies in place are helping those seeking to remain in a country they’ve grown to love.

Source: 760kfmb.com, “Gov’t spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement,” Alicia Caldwell, Jan. 7, 2013

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