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

Parents of citizen at birth children affected by policy change

Given the ongoing changes to U.S. policy and the rhetoric surrounding immigrants, people in San Diego must be fully aware and up to date as to what is being done. Changes to certain programs can affect many people and those who could be in jeopardy should understand how. The administration of President Donald J. Trump canceled a program that was created under the prior administration of President Barack Obama, but was never put into action. This program was designed to shield parents of a child who is a citizen at birth from being deported.

The memo, known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), was revoked by the administration. People who were in the U.S. illegally, but had a child while in the U.S. or a child who was a legal resident, were to be safe from facing deportation. They would also have been allowed to work through work permits that could be renewed. This program never went into action as it was blocked by lawsuits and considered “backdoor amnesty.”

Although DAPA was canceled, a separate program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has not. This program is to protect young immigrants from being deported. It was put in place in 2012 and shielded approximately 787,000 of those in this category. The number of immigrants who have been placed under arrest since President Trump took office has risen, but deportations are not as high as the number of people entering the U.S. via Mexico has reduced. The young immigrants, also called “Dreamers,” have not been under scrutiny.

People who are justifiably worried about how the new policies and changes to old policies will affect them might not know what to do if they fall into any of these categories. It is essential that those who are in the U.S. under different circumstances understand their rights and protect themselves. Discussing their case with a legal professional experienced with citizenship, immigrantion and all the issues surrounding it is the first step.

Source:, “Trump Administration Cancels Program to Protect Immigrant Parents, Keeps ‘Dreamer’ Protections,” Alicia A. Caldwell, June 15, 2017


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