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

Win for immigration as court grants immigrants job protections

Immigrants come in mass numbers to California, seeking freedom and job opportunities. Unfortunately, many of these undocumented workers live in fear of deportation or workplace discrimination. A recent ruling handed down by the state Supreme Court can be considered a small victory for immigration, as immigrants who use false documents to attain jobs will now be granted job protections.

This decision came from a case that was filed by a former employee of Sierra Chemical Co., who initially filed a lawsuit claiming the company refused to provide accommodations for a disability. The lawsuit was initially dismissed when it was learned the employee used false documents to acquire his position. However, an appeal to the state’s highest court determined that his case could not be dismissed based on immigration status.

Though it is illegal to use false documents to attain a job, immigrants who do get hired in this way have the right to receive pay for the work they do. The court also held that workers can file suit against their employer for any back pay owed. According to the state Supreme Court, all job protections are to be extended regardless of a person’s immigration status.

Immigration is often a difficult subject to discuss, but those here — legally or illegally — are granted many of the same rights regarding employment protection. There are many immigrants in California who do not utilize their legal rights because they fear being deported. Fortunately, laws like this may help immigrants, regardless of immigration status, feel they can seek help if needed.

Source: Los Angeles Times, “Job protections extend to immigrants using false ID, court rules“, Maura Dolan, June 26, 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.