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

California immigration: Health care for undocumented children?

Those residing in California who are undocumented face a number of challenges. The goal of having a better life in the United States is not as easy to attain as one would think. While there are many problems affecting these individuals and their families, having access to health care services is certainly a major concern. Navigating through the immigration process can take time, but time is something some do not have when dealing with health issues. To help with this, lawmakers are trying get a budget approved that would grant undocumented children access to medical services.

As it currently stands, undocumented immigrants who are in need of medical treatments have to rely on services offered in emergency rooms. The costs associated with seeking care this way can be astronomical, and they are certainly unaffordable for those whose incomes are usual just enough to cover basic needs. Improvements have been made and pregnancy-related services are available, but the medical needs of all others in this population — adults and children — have not been addressed, until now.

A budget has been proposed that would allocate funds to health care coverage for undocumented children in low-income families. The current plan calls for $40 million of state funds to get the process started and will likely cost tax payers an estimated $132 million a year. This is expected to pass without issue around mid-June. It is unknown if or when coverage will be expanded to include adults.

While this plan does not solve all the issues affecting California’s immigrant population, having access to medical care for undocumented children may be one less thing parents have to worry about until they can achieve legal status. As working through immigration can be a lengthy process, any changes to state policies and budget allocations — such as this — can make the wait easier to handle. Legal assistance is available to help undocumented immigrants achieve their immigration goals as quickly as possible.

Source: ABC News, “California on Cusp of Offering Young Immigrants Health Care”, Amy Taxin and Judy Lin, June 17, 2015

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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.