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

Deportations, returns up in San Diego

In some respects, the numbers here in San Diego mirror statistics from border locations around the nation, and in other respects our totals are higher than national figures.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, our increase in border patrol apprehensions is even with the national increase. However, the ICE office here reports increases significantly higher here in deportations and returns.

As most readers know, a return is when someone at a border point turns around or in another way voluntarily declines to cross. Across the nation, returns and deportations rose 2 percent in fiscal 2016 over the previous fiscal year.

Here in San Diego, we deportations and returns surged 21 percent year over year, the Union-Tribune reports.

Homeland Security says migration demographics have shifted. Today, fewer Mexican nationals are coming across the nation’s southern border than were entering the U.S. 15 years ago, while families and unaccompanied children from Central America are coming to the U.S. in greater numbers. Central Americans frequently seek refugee status and are often here to escape grinding poverty and increasing violence back home, the Homeland Security report states.

While the Border Patrol’s national apprehensions topped 415,000 in fiscal 2016, the total was well below the all-time high established in 1986, when more than 618,000 were taken into custody.

As noted many times here in our blog, apprehensions often result in indefinite stays in detention centers.

An experienced San Diego immigrantion law attorney can help you deal with the complexities of paperwork, hearings and more.


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