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

Children pushing immigrantion trends higher

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported recently on a pair of parallel immigrantion trends on the rise. As more and more immigrant children are arrested at the U.S. border, the number of minors granted legal immigrantion status under the Special Immigrant Juvenile program is also climbing.

The little-known program might soon undergo changes, however, as the House of Representatives considers tightening eligibility.

The rise in applications for green cards under the program has risen swiftly. In 2011, just 1,829 petitions were granted. By 2015, the number had surged to 8,739. Last year’s figure: 15,101.

immigrantion officials refer to the children eligible as unaccompanied minors; a group that has seen its numbers surge in attempts to cross the border. Children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have made their way to the U.S. border, hoping to escape the violence, political persecution and poverty of their home countries.

When they are arrested at the border, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department places the children with a parent or relative, if it can. Many immigrant minors can qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, but they must first convince a court that they are trying to escape abuse or neglect in their native lands and cannot safely return.

If the judge concurs, the children then file a petition with the federal government for an adjustment in their status. If granted, that allows them to stay in the U.S. and apply for permanent legal residence.

Clearly, it is not a simple process. It is one of many in the immigrantion system that often requires the assistance of an experienced attorney who understands the law, the procedures and the paperwork.



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