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.


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

Section 240A(b) of the I.N.A and other ways to help avoid removal

California residents who are faced with deportation and removal proceedings may benefit from understanding the different legal protections available that may help them avoid removal from the country. Several sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.), including section 240A(b) along with several other avenues, provide immigrants with a variety of legal options to help their situation. While fighting deportation is not an easy task, it may give some immigrants comfort to know there are legitimate ways to help avoid it.

A Cancellation of Removal can be granted to both lawful permanent residents and non-permanent residents. Applications for Cancellation of Removal are submitted during deportation and removal proceedings. If certain requirements are met, an immigration judge may approve the cancellation and adjust the immigrant’s status appropriately. For those who are non-permanent residents, section 240A(b) of the I.N.A. can help achieve this. Specific details regarding non-permanent residents and section 240A(b) can be found on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage.

Other options for avoiding removal include discretionary relief, asylum, voluntary departure and adjustment of status. Each of these require that certain qualifications be met before they can be granted. Some require further court proceedings, while others are more administrative in nature.

Removal proceedings can be intimidating to work through alone. With several legal options open to immigrants to help avoid removal, like the protections offered in section 240A(b) of the I.N.A. and many others, it can be difficult to know the best course of action to pursue. Immigrants in California do have the right to legal counsel, who may be able to offer valuable insight to help them get through this trying situation.

Source: FindLaw, “Avoiding Removal“, Oct. 29, 2014


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