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

Children of immigration not attending deportation waiver class

There has been a sharp drop in attendance for a deportation waiver class in San Diego that is designed for children and young adults of undocumented immigrants. This program is designed to give the young children of these immigrants the chance at obtaining a temporary waiver from deportation. This immigration class has been slightly controversial from the beginning and has seen lower attendance than originally anticipated.

The workshop has a minimum age of 15 for applicants, thereby excluding a number of other young adults and youth who would otherwise be eligible. It also requires either a high school diploma or the GED equivalent. There have been an estimated half million applicants, but the Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are almost two million youth who are eligible or almost eligible for the program.

There has been a drop in applications for the waivers, as well as in the actual attendees for the workshops offered by Alliance San Diego. There is some concern that those would could benefit from the program are not applying for reasons that could prove unwise. There is a sense of waiting as this community is hoping for widespread immigration reform to be passed at the federal level.

After the election in November, there was a dramatic drop-off in applications with the re-election of President Obama. There was fear in the immigrant community that Mitt Romney would have done away with many immigration programs, including ones like this. Supporters are encouraging youth to apply despite the obstacles of becoming eligible for this program. It could be worth it in the event that immigration reform does not pass.

The application fee is steep at almost $500 per applicant. Programs like this one in San Diego are beneficial for children of immigration because it would add a layer of protection independent of immigration reform. The benefits of participating in this program would most likely outweigh any argument against it.

Source:, “Slowdown seen in deportation-waiver program Page 1 of 2,” Elizabeth Aguilera, April 14, 2013


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