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

33,400 immigration violators must be locked up continuously

Believe it or not, the U.S. Congress several years ago passed a provision that requires the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep a minimum of 33,400 illegal immigrants locked up at all times. In California and throughout the country, the average detention cost is $120 per day. This has cost the taxpayers $2 billion per year. The Obama White House recently made budget requests to cut the immigration quota but the U.S. Congress has rebuffed those efforts.

ICE could use measures that cost a few dollars a day such as ankle bracelets or supervised release to monitor the immigrants. Thus, right now alleged immigration violators are kept according to an arbitrary quota instead of according to public-safety threats, level of offense, or other rational standards. For example, one 21-year-old woman who worked in a grocery store under an assumed name was detained and put into an immigration detention center.

The woman came here at age three. She did not have the $465 application fee for amnesty under a 2012 Obama administration program for immigrants moving family members to the United States as children. She was held in the detention prison regardless of her deportation defense. She was recently released and says that the case was dropped.

The prison that she was incarcerated in is run by Corrections Corp. of America (CCA), a private prison that rakes in billions in contracts with the federal government each year. Such private corporations lobby the government avariciously to sustain their expected contract levels each year. As nonviolent drug offenders are incarcerated less frequently under recent federal policy changes, CCA and other corporations demand and expect to continue enjoying the gravy train generated from the arbitrary quota system requiring over 33,000 immigration incarcerations at all times.

In California and nationally, economic and other societal factors call for lower immigration detentions at this time. ICE, however, is locking up and deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before. The agency is spending more mindlessly in order to meet the quota. One member of the U.S. House of Representatives presented a proposal to eliminate a quota, saying that no other law-enforcement agencies work under a minimum requirement. Republicans objected and the measure failed.

Source: businessweek.com, Congress’s Illegal-Immigration Detention Quota Costs $2 Billion a Year, William Selway and Margaret Newkirk, Sept. 26, 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.