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 holds down in California jails

In a previous  immigration lawblog.com/2014/06/several-california-jails-will-no-longer-abide-immigration-holds.shtml”>post we discussed how jails in multiple counties in California were refusing to hold immigrants for federal authorities. Assembly Bill 4, which prohibits local law enforcement agencies from holding immigrants who are considered non-violent offenders, took effect in January of this year. With this new law, the number of immigrants turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents has dramatically decreased compared to years previous, with more jails refusing to abide by immigration hold requests.

In the past year, the number of undocumented immigrants to be transferred into federal custody reportedly dropped by 53 percent for areas in Northern California. The drop for the Los Angeles area was less, at approximately 15 percent, but this is still an improvement. On a national level, the number of immigrants turned over to federal authorities has also reportedly declined in the past year.

Not all California jails are up to speed with this new policy regarding immigration holds. Complaints are still being received about immigrants being erroneously transferred to ICE officials. Because of this, advocates for the bill are working hard to get all jails in the state on board with this immigration reform.

California lawmakers have taken several very important steps for immigration reform in the state this year. The ability for local police officers to refuse to turn in low-level offenders to ICE may seem like a minor step to some, but for undocumented residents, this reduces fear of deportation and allows families to remain together. For those who have been inappropriately turned over to ICE officials, legal assistance is available to help fight deportation and removal proceedings.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, “California law enforcement detaining fewer undocumented immigrants“, Jeremy B. White, Oct. 17, 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.