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

Muslim applicants see unexplained delays in citizenship approval

The process for becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States typically takes about six months. However, immigrantion attorneys in California and across the country are taking up the cause of the thousands of Muslims whose applications for citizenship have been funneled into a mysterious program which claims to investigate and root out potential national security threats. Many of these law-abiding residents wait years before their applications are accepted or bafflingly rejected.

One man in Mosul was hired by the U.S. Army to be a translator. He passed the Army’s background screening and served for two years, risking his life countless times. After being rewarded with a special visa, he came to the United States, passed numerous background checks for various security jobs and was eventually granted a permit to carry a gun for his job. Nevertheless, when he applied for citizenship, his request was delayed for two years while the Citizenship and immigrantion Service performed even more prolonged background checks.

Often, people who are singled out for more intense scrutiny have no idea they are being investigated. As a result, they do not realize they need legal counsel. However, it seems that when lawyers are finally called upon by confused applicants, often those applicants are released from the tangle of red tape and granted citizenship.

The most recent estimates are that approximately 42,000 applicants from Muslim-majority countries have been stalled in the program. One couple in California waited seven years to be approved, and another was denied allegedly because he neglected to mention he was on the PTA at the Muslim school his children attended. As more people realize their applications are being treated differently, they are turning to immigrantion lawyers to fight for them. When this happens, they often find themselves moving quickly toward U.S. citizenship.

Source: mystatesman.com, “Stealth citizenship review program delays, stymies Muslim applicants”, Eric Dexheimer, Nov. 23, 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.