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]immigrationlawclinic.com

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

Mayors condemn executive order

Showing that he intends to follow through with his campaign promise to restrict entry into the U.S. and deport undocumented immigrants, President Trump signed an executive order demanding law enforcement officials follow immigrantion laws. In adhering to these federal statutes, police officers would be responsible for jailing undocumented individuals so that they may be deported. Cities or counties that fail to obey this order would lose access to federal funds.

In the past, when local law enforcement officers were asked to support immigrantion officials, their participation was offered on a voluntary basis. According to the guidelines of this order, such cooperation is mandatory. Those within the immigrant community are alarmed by this order because it hastens the deportation process and may allow agents to remove immigrants from the country before legal proceedings have been completed.

 

In areas known as “sanctuary cities,” police officers have not detained individuals based on suspicion of their status as citizens. Many officers resist the federal intervention because they believe working with ICE will undermine their relationship with undocumented individuals. Enforcing this order could harm relationships that are already difficult to establish between officers and immigrants. Such a fear of officers could limit the effectiveness of the police force to prevent and solve crimes. It will also shift the attention of officers away from law enforcement and move it to detainment.

This concern was echoed by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck who shared this perspective with reporters: “We have built relationships by effective law enforcement that doesn’t focus on where a person was born or the color of their skin. And we don’t intend to chance that.” Beck’s opinion was shared by mayors of major cities who condemned the order and vowed to challenge its legitimacy in court.

Many large cities have an established history of rejecting federal attempts to detain undocumented immigrants. According to the Washington Post, mayors of sanctuary cities require that their officers not inquire about immigrant status, provide government identification cards to the undocumented and may have interpreters on staff to aid undocumented immigrants. Leaders speaking out against the order have said that the penalty of lost funding is minimal compared to the harm following the order will inflict on the immigrant community.

 

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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.