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

Employment immigration bill nears completion

Labor unions and businesses have reached an agreement regarding a new bill designed to streamline the citizenship process for over 11 million illegal immigrants. Low-skilled workers in California and elsewhere have historically faced challenges in terms of fair wage and job permanency, but the changes to employment immigration currently being discussed would drastically alter the fate of immigrants awaiting official status. This bill is just part of a sweeping series of changes to American immigration law that will give rise to a work visa program designed to address low-skill worker needs.

Under the new worker program, it will be possible for currently-illegal immigrants to switch between jobs and even to apply for permanent residency. They will also be entitled to prevailing industry wages or wages paid to full Americans, depending on which total is higher. The visa program will be extended to cover a variety of occupations including everything from healthcare to hotel work, and will raise the cap from 65,000 to 200,000 per year.

The issue of wages for low-skilled workers has been a major setback for the application of this bill at the Senate level. Up until now, there has been dispute regarding the level of wages that should be paid, particularly to higher-skilled positions like construction. However, business leaders and the Chamber of Commerce are confident this week’s agreement will help to move the process forward.

Migrant workers in California have long been denied equal footing due to complications in the immigration process. It is hoped this bill, and the accompanying reformation of American employment immigration laws, will help to even the playing field for hopeful citizens. Given the speed with which these laws can change and develop, it is essential for potential citizens to remain knowledgeable about recent developments in the law that could affect them and their families.

Source: cbs8.com, “Business, labor close on deal for immigration bill,” Erica Werner, March 29, 2013

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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.