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

Are there any benefits to Obama’s immigration reform plans?

Immigration reform has been long debated among United States lawmakers, with little result. President Obama has grown impatient and recently announced his plan for some of the immigration issues currently affecting the over 11 million undocumented immigrants living across the country, including those here in California. Even though this executive action is facing scrutiny from all sides, millions of immigrants may benefit if this plan is effectuated.

President Obama’s plan covered four key issues: granting legal status to 5 million immigrants, enhanced border security, increased immigration enforcement and changes to high-tech work visas. At least two of these targeted reforms can help immigrants in their fight to remain in the country. In granting up to five million immigrants legal status, many will qualify to receive work permits, Social Security Numbers and the ability to travel in and out of the country. Part of this will be made possible by the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

Changes to visa policies for high-tech jobs will make it easier for foreign workers and their family members to work and live in the country. New changes to these visa rules would make it easier for immigrants to switch jobs if they desire and allow their spouses to enter the country and also obtain employment. This, along with granting legal status to millions, will help keep families together.

Not all aspects of President Obama’s immigration reform plan will directly benefit immigrants but may help with immigration issues in the future. Unfortunately, should this plan be implemented, there are many here in California who will still live in fear of deportation. Legal help is available to all those who do and to those in need of immigration assistance, particularly with respect to the proposed changes.

Source: USA Today, “Highlights from Obama’s immigration plan“, Alan Gomez, Nov. 20, 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.