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

Drug crimes and deportation and removal proceedings

The Governor of California recently signed into law a bill that would help immigrants avoid deportation for low-level drug offenses. Unfortunately, another bill along that same line was vetoed and could result in numerous immigrants facing deportation and removal proceedings. Thankfully, these individuals are entitled to legal representation and have the ability to fight for the right to remain in the country.

Earlier in October, Gov. Brown signed AB 1352, which can help immigrants who are charged with drug possession avoid the deportation process. This is, for the most part, considered a low-level offense and not something for which families should be torn apart. However, those who plead guilty to such offenses may still face deportation.

Unfortunately, AB 1351 was vetoed, which truly is rather unfortunate. If it had passed, this bill would have allowed immigrants the ability to plead guilty to drug offenses in order to gain access to rehabilitation programs, as a guilty plea is necessary in order for a drug offender to begin this type of program. However, having to enter a guilty plea makes these individuals eligible for deportation proceedings.

In some respects, progress has been made regarding the issues faced by immigrants in California who have been accused of drug offenses. There are those, though, who will still need help getting through deportation and removal proceedings as a result of having drug-related offenses on their records. With legal assistance, these individuals can not only fight any criminal accusations against them, but they can also fight to avoid deportation and/or appeal any adverse rulings.

Source: hrw.org, “California: Partial Drug Reform Victory for Immigrants“, Oct. 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.