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

A look at the deportation and removal process

Deportation and removal may be significant concerns on the minds of many immigrants and their family members. Deportation refers to the legal process that formally removes a foreign national from the United States for violating immigrantion laws. There are several phases of the deportation and removal process to be familiar with that are presided over by an immigrantion judge. immigrantion judges preside over immigrantion court proceedings, appeals and administrative hearings related to the deportation and removal process.

A foreign national that may be subject to deportation is brought before an immigrantion judge for a removal hearing. A removal hearing determines if the foreign national is subject to removal from the United States. The removal process begins with a notice to appear that is served on the foreign national and requires them to appear at the removal hearing before the immigrantion judge.

The next step in the process is the master hearing which may be one hearing or a series of hearings before the removal trial. Following the first master hearing, future master hearings can be set up to secure additional documents, prepare evidence, conduct discovery or await the status of a pending application before the government. At the individual hearing after the master hearing, it must be proven that the foreign national is removable. The legal standard that must be met to prove the foreign national is removable is clear and convincing evidence. A bond hearing may also be possible in detention situations.

The deportation and removal process is complex and there is a lot on the line for immigrants and their loved ones. As a result, it is helpful to have a thorough knowledge of the process, what to expect and what resources immigrants have available to them in deportation and removal situations.

Source:, “The Removal Process,” Accessed July 3, 2017


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