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 Governor calls for swift action in immigration reform

In today’s acrimonious political environment even a touted immigration reform proposal has controversial provisions that are downright nasty. The immigration reform bill still going through the U.S. Congress has provisions that are inimical to California’s interests and will be harmful to many of the 2.6 million undocumented persons living in California. The latest individual to repeat these criticisms is California Governor Jerry Brown.

Brown called for faster approval of the reform measure. He also demanded that a provision that would delay citizenship for 10 or more years be removed from the legislation. That provision was a compromise to keep fiscal conservative support for the reform. It would mean that most immigrants would have to wait ten years to get citizenship, thus making them ineligible for programs such as Medicaid and food stamps. They’ll also be ineligible for the benefits of health care reform.

The effect will be that California may have to pick up the tab on those who don’t qualify for federally-funded programs. This will be an enormous burden for the state. Officials from Los Angeles County made a similar request recently. The tab last year for health services for illegal residents in California was over $600 million. But conservatives demanded the ten-year provision because it will keep the costs to food stamps and health programs from going up.

California has nearly one quarter of all undocumented aliens in the country. In the meantime, many residents of California need assistance under the current immigration laws. If you face an immediate immigration problem or need assistance to process a request or application you may take advantage of a confidential meeting with immigration counsel. In that meeting, you can have all of your questions answered and find out what kinds of options you may want to consider.

Source: Reuters, “California governor urges faster immigration reform,” Sharon Bernstein, May 14, 2013


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