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

U.S. citizen sues government after being detained by immigration

California immigrants accused of a crime may have to wait a lengthy period of time before receiving any legal assistance. Sometimes an immigrant can be deported before ever receiving the help they need. What should never happen, however, is a United States citizen being deported, or threatened with deportation, due to a mistake on the part of the United States government in maintaining proper record of that citizen’s immigration status.

Recently a United States citizen was jailed after a methamphetamine charge. She was detained for almost seven months and threatened with deportation, even though she was granted citizenship at the age of 13. Born to a native-born United States citizen and Filipino mother, the girl moved to the United States when she was 11. Her mother had been naturalized prior to that.

Throughout her detainment, the woman insisted to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that her file had all the proper documentation that would prove her legal status as a citizen. In fact, she appealed for assistance 20 times. Just nine days after her release from prison, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services verified that in fact, she had been granted citizenship 18 years earlier. Perhaps in retaliation for the complaint she filed against ICE, ICE issued a notice that it plans on canceling her citizenship. The woman has filed a suit against the United States government, claiming false imprisonment and negligence, among other things.

This situation is particularly alarming given the fact that the woman in question was in fact a citizen of the United States and all the proper paperwork was in order. The citizenship and naturalization process is already an often lengthy and sometimes frustrating process. It can be complicated and confusing. There are many steps in the immigration process and missing one can mean the difference between becoming a permanent resident and being forced to wait an even longer period of time. Representation in California and elsewhere is a right for all those seeking to become a citizen in this country.

Source: The Final Call, U.S. citizen sues government after being detained by immigration officials for 7 months, No author, Nov. 4, 2013


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