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 ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Employment immigration and professional licensing applications

The governor of California, Governor Jerry Brown, has signed several key pieces of legislation this year that will improve the lives of undocumented immigrants living in the state. The latest refers to employment immigration issues, specifically regarding professional licensing applications. This is going to be a game changer as far as the types of jobs undocumented immigrants will be able to obtain after completing their education.

Under these changes to California laws, undocumented immigrants with specialized training or education may now be able to apply for a professional license in order to work in that field. Before this legislation was signed, undocumented immigrants would have had to supply a Social Security number in order to apply for professional licensing. Now, a taxpayer identification number can be used instead, which is considerably easier to obtain.

It is unknown if this new law will spur similar changes in other states. Currently, federal law prohibits undocumented immigrants from being granted professional licensing. However, states are allowed to decide for themselves and enact laws like the one just passed in California.

Employment immigration does have its issues, and California and the rest of the country have a long way to go before all of these issues are ironed out. Be that as it may, this step taken by California lawmakers will give those already living in the country a better opportunity to obtain gainful employment in their field of study. As this is new legislation, there may be some problems at first; however, legal assistance is available as needed to help undocumented residents get through this process.

Source: thinkprogress.org, “Some Undocumented Immigrants Can Now Apply For Professional Licenses In California“, Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Oct. 2, 2014

Archives

FindLaw Network

We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.