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

It is possible to appeal asylum decisions

A man in northern California was recently granted the ability to reopen his asylum case. This is something that many immigrants coming to the state dream about, but struggle to achieve. With the right help, however, it is possible to appeal asylum decisions.

It was recently reported that, at the end of August, an El Salvadoran native currently living in the San Francisco area was able to have his denied asylum request re-opened for consideration. This individual was moved to the country when he was a teenager. His parents were apparently pro-government, and he was personally threatened and even shot by those who disagreed with his family’s political stance.

Approximately five years after arriving in the United States, this young man applied for political asylum. He claimed that he faced persecution and possibly death if he returned to his native country. His case sat in the system for nearly 15 years before his request was finally denied due to insufficient evidence that he was individually targeted. However, after appealing his case, a three-judge panel disagreed with the decision and reinstated his asylum case. If his asylum will be granted has yet to be determined.

Not all cases will sit in the system as long as this individuals did. However, asylum cases can take awhile and getting approval is not easy. When requests for asylum are denied, it can be disheartening. Those immigrants who are seeking protection, whether in California or elsewhere in the United States, but whose cases are denied can keep fighting for the right to remain in the country. An experienced immigrantion attorney can assist with initial asylum filings and appeals if necessary.

Source: sfgate.com, “Oakland man given 2nd chance for asylum to stay in US“, Bob Egelko, Aug. 31, 2016

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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.