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

Representation for detainees to be offered to immigrant children

As an influx of immigrant children continue to enter states all across the country, including California, government officials are looking for ways to offer them the protection for which they have come. These children are coming without parents and most do not have family support in the country. A bill recently introduced in Congress would provide legal representation for detainees, namely these children, in an effort to provide them with the support they desperately need.

President Obama has labeled this mass increase of children immigrants a humanitarian crisis. Many state representatives believe this bill, one that would provide representation for these children’s immigration cases, is simply the right thing to do and that these children should not be forced to face deportation hearings alone. California Representative Karen Bass is one of those standing behind the bill and would like to see it pass.

In 2013, approximately 25,000 minors faced deportation proceedings on their own. This year, that number is expected to grow to about 60,000. The ages of these children are all over the board, but some are as young as 5 and many are held for months before their cases are heard. It is believed by some that providing legal representation will also be a cheaper option for the government in the long run, as detaining these children for extended periods of time is proving to be rather expensive.

Children making the dangerous trek to America should not have to face deportation proceedings alone. While this bill has yet to be passed, representation for detainees is available and may help these children stay in the country. Immigrants in California, young or old, could certainly benefit from utilizing available representation to make sure their rights are being considered in deportation proceedings.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, “Flood of Immigrant Children Need Lawyers, Advocates Say“, John Cadiz Klemack, June 23, 2014

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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.