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

German family at risk of losing asylum in the United States

On Behalf of | Oct 18, 2013 | Asylum

Many California residents are aware that the laws in other countries can sometimes be oppressive toward certain groups of people. In these cases, individuals who feel that their country’s laws are going against their religious or other important beliefs may come to the United States in hopes of gaining political asylum. In many cases, this asylum is granted, and individuals and families are able to lead their lives more closely to their core set of beliefs rather than having them oppressed by other governments.

Unfortunately, some situations do not qualify as reason for being granted protection in another country. The case of a German family who moved to the country because they wanted to homeschool their children — which is illegal in Germany — has gained attention due to a recent revocation of the asylum they had been granted. The family had received the privilege in 2010, and an appeals court recently upheld a ruling that the family was ineligible because Germany’s treatment of those who wanted to homeschool their children did not qualify as persecution.

The Home School Legal Defense Association, however, believes that the German government’s treatment of homeschoolers who do so for religious reasons is a violation of human rights. Representatives for the family in question have filed for an appeal by the United States Supreme Court. A petition was also presented to the White House in hopes to preventing the deportation of the family.

The reason immigrants seek asylum is to acquire protection from oppressive government actions that lead to persecution. Being awarded such sanctuary can mean a world of difference to families who wish to lead their lives according to their religious or philosophical beliefs. As this case shows, however, immigration views can change and asylum may be at risk of being lost for some. If a California resident finds him- or herself in such a situation, more information on state and federal laws concerning political asylum and immigration could possibly help them maintain their protective residency.

Source: The Christian Post, German Homeschool Family Takes Asylum Case to US Supreme Court, Anugrah Kumar, Oct. 10, 2013


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