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

Asylum requests have quadrupled in the past 2 years

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2013 | Asylum

Some countries are so unbearable to live and survive in that they engender mass applications for asylum in the United States. Requests for asylum have quadrupled in some areas but apparently not so drastically in California. The influx is due to increasing crime, drug trafficking, violence and killings in certain countries.

Immigration authorities have received more than 19,119 asylum requests through the end of May. The agency expects more than 28,600 by the end of the fiscal year. By comparison, during the 2009 budget year the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) received just 5,369 such requests.

The bulging increase appears to be attributed to skyrocketing applications from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to internal figures from federal immigration agencies. About two-thirds of the requests come from there, and are classified as ‘credible fear’ claims, according to a USCIS Associate Director. Most of those requests have come from South Texas where Central Americans must be settling. The spike in illegal border crossings pinpointed to Central American sources was first seen in 2012.

Under the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate, immigrants already in the United States would not be required to apply for asylum within a year of arriving. Critics object to that leniency, which they say will open the door to abuse and fraud. Since 2003, the United States has granted an average of 11,890 requests. It’s unknown how many total applicants were involved.

In the federal immigration courts in California and the rest of the country, the asylum applicant must prove that he is being persecuted. The persecution must be because of race, religion, political view, nationality or membership in a particular social group. He also must demonstrate that the government is either active in the persecution or is unable or unwilling to protect him or her. If you or a family member has such a claim you can privately and confidentially consult with an immigration attorney in your area to get answers to all of your questions and find out your chances for success.

Source: Yahoo! News, “Asylum requests from immigrants on the rise in US,” Alicia A. Caldwell, July 16, 2013


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