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

Changes to California immigration laws regarding public services

California, like other states, has certain immigration laws in place to protect both citizens and legal immigrants. These laws, however, have seemed by many as unfair in the treatment toward undocumented immigrants. One of these laws was recently revised and parts were stripped from the books after Governor Jerry Brown signed new immigration legislation earlier this month.

Proposition 187 was passed in 1994 and has had a significant impact on the lives of undocumented immigrants in California ever since. This law withheld much needed public services from immigrants who are living in the state without proper legal documentation. As the national debate over immigration reform continues with little result, however, local changes such as those offered in this new legislation are making small improvements in the lives of immigrants across the state.

The change to the current immigration laws would grant undocumented residents the access to health insurance, medical care and other necessary services, without the fear of being reported to immigration authorities. Other immigration changes recently seen in California include granting driver’s licenses, offering state-funded scholarships for higher education and approving other government benefits. All of the above are believed to be a significant step forward in immigration reform.

Immigrating to a new place can be exciting and frightening all at the same time. While local government officials are doing what they can to help undocumented immigrants in California, there is still a long way to go. Immigration policy will not change overnight, but every small step counts. Help is available to work through the immigration process and to ensure the rights of those coming into the country are being protected.

Source: governing.com, “California Repeals Unconstitutional Parts of Immigration Law“, Patrick McGreevy, Sept. 16, 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.