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

Man alleges discrimination under California immigration law

A 34-year-old Latino immigrant has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was discriminated against in a job questionnaire. This comes after the Governor of California enacted an immigration reform that permits unregistered immigrants to obtain certain licenses and other benefits. However, one of the questions asked on a job form is now under fire amid claims that it is discriminatory against Latinos.

The man obtained a Social Security number at the age of 15 for work-related purposes. However, he eventually discovered that the number did not belong to him and he wasn’t even a registered resident. He contacted the IRS and was able to become legal by obtaining a Taxpayer Identification Number and by 2010, he was officially a United States citizen. The man applied to become a correctional officer and was able to pass written and physical tests more than once, but he was rejected.

Reportedly, there is a question on the job application that inquires if an individual utilized another Social Security number. Due to the man’s previous circumstances, he answered yes and he was denied the job. Officials stated that he did not display the actions of an honest correctional officer. However, the man’s attorney believes that the question is meant to ban a certain group of people, particularly Latinos.

California immigrants may be entitled to take legal action if their rights have been violated by a potential employer. Thorough documentation of the incidents and the right support can help individuals recover damages. The Governor may also look more into the immigration law to ensure immigrant’s legal rights.

Source: fresnobee.com, The State Worker: Lawsuit raises question for California immigration reform, Jon Ortiz, Dec. 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.