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

Women for immigration reform protest in front of U.S. Congress

The intransigence of the U.S. House of Representatives on the immigration bill has created demonstrations throughout the nation’s capital. In California, grass roots groups continue their efforts as state legislation favorable to the immigration reform movement is passed. At the U.S. House, one group of prominent women organizers is joining hands in a prolonged demonstration to tell recalcitrant Congresspersons that women and children are the recipients of the unfairness imposed by current immigration laws and policies.

Women and children constitute three-quarters of all immigrants to the United States, but the debate has ignored that fact. For example, women make up 51 percent of United States immigrants but they get only about 28 percent of work visas. A great number of women work as housekeepers, nannies, and home health care workers. None of those workers are allotted work visas.

Women provide essential work in these crucial roles, but are given no rights under the immigration laws. Furthermore, they often are not paid formally and may not be able to prove their income. Most immigrant women enter the United States as dependents on their spouses’ visas and are prohibited from working.

This only prevents many women from contributing their considerable talents and skills. It makes their immigration status entirely dependent on another person. Ultimately, it requires an adjustment of status which itself is dependent on the spouse’s status, and can be a prolonged procedure extending for years.

An immigrant woman who is abused may refrain from reporting it due to fears of being herself deported. The protesting group is calling for women to have work visas in categories typically performed by women. These key organizers want to see a path to citizenship, families remaining together, protections against physical and work abuses, and other measures recognizing the integrity of women and children.

The Congressional members in the U.S. House of Representatives who are rejecting comprehensive reform are trying to consider piecemeal measures. While the majority of Americans here in California and nationwide recognize that the time is now to fix our immigration system, the House will not act. It seems intent on the piecemeal approach, which would continue to keep women from contributing fully and keeping their families together.

Source: New York Times, Womens??? Groups Rally for Immigration Reform, Julia Preston, Sept. 12, 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.