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

Work visas — for California and other states

The H-1B visa program allows foreign workers to temporarily hold employment in specialized fields within the United States. These work visas, petitioned for by employers in California and other states, can remain in effect for up to six years. There are certain requirements of eligibility for both the prospective employee and the employer filing the petition.

One of the things an employer petitioning for an H-1B visa must do is to sign a document attesting to the fact that the hired foreign worker will not diminish the quality of wages or workplace conditions for any U.S. citizen employees. As for the potential employee, he or she must hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent. The government sets a limit on the  number of H-1B visas that may be issued every year.

In recent times, there have typically been approximately 65,000 H-1B visas granted each year. Another 20,000 foreign professional workers who have a Master’s or Doctorate degree were given additional visas. When the number of applications within the first five days of availability exceeds the cap for the number of available visas, a lottery is sometimes held, drawing from all applications received during that time.

There has been a certain amount of controversy regarding whether work visas such as those issued in the H-1B program drive down the wages of workers in the United States. Some say that the program actually has a positive effect on the overall wage conditions in the nation. Others purport that native-born workers suffer because H-1B workers typically earn higher wages. California workers who have questions or concerns regarding work visas or the H-1B program may address the issues with a legal professional who is experienced in the field of immigration and naturalization law.

Source: immigrationpolicy.org, “The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy”, Accessed on July 9, 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.