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

Bills signed by California governor could lead to work visa

When an undocumented immigrant is detained by authorities, they can feel a great sense of fear. This fear stems not only from possible punishment for their alleged violation but also from the possibility that it could lead to deportation. In some cases, authorities have detained individuals longer than necessary in order for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to check their citizenship status. Luckily for those in California, several bills were recently signed that could help reduced prolonged detainment and possibly even lead to a work visa.

It is common knowledge that immigration changes are being fought for all over the country. Several gatherings took place recently as many immigrants and concerned citizens voiced their opinions on reform issues. For those living in California, they may feel a sense of progress after the governor signed several bills dealing with immigration. One of those bills made it illegal for individuals to be detained longer than necessary while authorities check on their immigration status. This bill was found more favorable than a similar previous bill because parties who had committed serious crimes were not included in being exempt from extended detainment in the new bill.

Employment issues were also addressed in some of the legislation under consideration as the governor also signed bills that would allow undocumented immigrants to become lawyers. Furthermore, employers would no longer be allowed to threaten employees by claiming to report their immigration status. These new laws could significantly help immigrants who are looking for employment but are perhaps afraid of being intimidated by employers.

Perhaps these bills put into place will help reduce the number of immigrants unjustly detained as well as help more immigrants find employment. Gaining a work visa and being able to put it to use can vastly change the life of a person who may be living in the country undocumented. Finding work could help them build credentials and possibly put them on the right track for gaining permanent residency. Information on the changing California laws could be helpful to concerned parties looking to gain more knowledge.

Source: Latin Times, Immigration Reform 2013: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Trust Act In California, David Iaconangelo, Oct. 7, 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.