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

What kinds of decisions are made in asylum cases?

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2016 | Asylum

Immigrants who are seeking entry or legal status in California or elsewhere in the United States must submit the appropriate applications for their needs. As is true for all immigrantion applications, there is no guarantee of approval; decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. For those specifically seeking asylum, there are five different decisions that may be made by immigrantion authorities ranging from approval to denial.

The one decision every asylum seeker hopes to see when a letter from immigrantion comes is a grant of asylum. If this is achieved, the petitioner, his or her spouse and any minor children will all be granted access to the United States. These individuals will also be allowed to apply for Social Security cards, green cards and immigrantion benefits — among other things.

If asylum is not granted or immediately denied, an applicant may receive a referral to an immigrantion court, a recommended approval or a notice of intent to deny. If a case is referred to an immigrantion court, this simply means further review of one’s circumstances is required. A recommended approval means that results of one’s security checks have not been received and approval is pending. Finally, a notice of intent to deny is sent to those who have valid legal status, but are found to be ineligible for asylum.

If any decision other than asylum being granted is received, it is understandable for an asylum seeker to have numerous questions about what he or she can do next. Receiving any of the other decisions does not mean all hope is lost. An experienced immigrantion attorney can assist those residing in California who are struggling to achieve asylum approval.

Source:, “Types of Asylum Decisions“, Accessed on Feb. 10, 2016


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.