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

Haitians released from detention prior to deportation and removal

Since 2010, Haitians immigranting to the United States received special protections. The impoverished country suffered a massive earthquake and other natural disasters at that time, prompting thousands to flee to a safer place. The federal government lifted those safeguards in September, and anyone arriving in the country after that was sent to immigrantion detention to be processed for deportation and removal. A recent influx of immigrants from Haiti has caused the government to rethink this policy.

Over the past year, approximately 5,000 Haitians arrived at California’s port of entry. Officials reported that 40,000 more were in the process of immigranting. Only 203 had been deported, leaving the detention facilities and border inspectors overwhelmed. Facilities built for 31,000 to 34,000 people now hold nearly 41,000. As a result of the overcrowded conditions, the federal government has decided to begin releasing Haitian immigrants.

Those who are released are ordered to show up for their dates in immigrantion court. Some are given ankle monitors to wear. This may seem a small consideration to make after spending up to a year in cold, dirty cells crammed with others who were waiting for court dates or deportation. Many Haitians traveled over 7,000 miles on foot and by bus from Brazil, or by swimming across Mexican rivers to arrive in the United States.

The efforts made to arrive in safety in the United States may end in grave disappointment for many. The thousands of Haitians waiting in immigrantion detention in California face the possibility of deportation and removal, potentially separating them from other family members. They may seek the help of a compassionate attorney with training and experience in immigrantion law.

Source: mercurynews.com, “Haitian immigrants freed in California for lack of jail space“, Nov. 18, 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.