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

Several California jails will no longer abide immigration holds

A number of counties across California have recently reported that they will no longer abide by immigration hold requests without a court order. Until now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be able to file detainer requests to county jails, directing them to hold undocumented immigrants past their typical release date. Under the old policy, jails were holding these immigrants for up to an extra 48 hours for ICE.

This change in policy comes after a federal court sitting in a neighboring state determined that these holds violate constitutional rights of detainees. Jails will now only hold undocumented immigrants past their release date if ICE provides an arrest warrant. This decision was made in concert with the California Trust Act, which only allows law enforcement to hold these individuals for ICE if a serious offense has been committed.

Several individuals have been vocal in their support of this change, claiming it is a great step forward in keeping families of immigrants together. They also believe it will reduce the fear of deportation widely felt by undocumented residents. So far, 19 counties across California have stated they will no longer honor hold requests submitted by ICE.

For those facing deportation, a legal defense may be available for deportation proceedings. With the current immigration policies in place, it can take undocumented workers years before they are approved to get proper legal documents to remain in the country. Most try to live under the radar, while working to provide for their families and hoping they will be able to keep their families together. Every small step, like this one taken by a number of California counties, can be considered a victory on the road to immigration reform.

Source:, “Napa jail will no longer honor immigration hold requests“, Kerana Todorov, June 11, 2014


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