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

Immigration courts overwhelmed with cases

Currently, the United States has a population of over 11 million undocumented immigrants living all over the country, with many more here on visas for work, school or via green cards. Courts nationwide are seeing a backlog of immigration cases, all that require time to ensure these individuals are being granted fair proceedings. Immigrants in California are seeing the effects of slow processing and some wait years before their cases can be heard.

Nationally, only 243 judges are handling immigration cases through the Department of Justice. According to their statistics, they are currently handling over 375,000 cases. Immigrants being held in detention facilities are generally given hearings faster than those who are not and, in either case, it often takes months to years before these cases are resolved. The recent mass influx of immigrant children at the border is likely to increase wait times for court hearings.

Though this information can seem disheartening, it also gives some families knowledge that they will have more time together before having to deal with the possibility of deportation. This also gives them time to get affairs in order that could essentially help their case; hopefully granting them proper documentation to remain in the country. While government officials are contemplating ways to speed up the court process, right now the delays may work in favor of these individuals.

Immigration policy is ever-changing. There is still a long way to go to find a solution to the issues immigrants face in their desire to remain in the country. Immigrants in California may benefit from researching their legal options to ensure they are fully prepared when it is time for their cases to be heard.

Source: themonitor.com, “Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge,” July 12, 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.