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]

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

Immigration processing times have sped up in San Diego area

For immigrants and their families, it is an important time to be familiar with immigration laws and their enforcement. San Diego and Imperial County immigration courts have sped up processing of cases which has created concerns associated with possible deportations for those that may have legal grounds to remain in the United States and that immigrants may not be receiving due process. Swiftly clearing back logs has led to these concerns.

Three courts decided more cases between February and July this year than last year. Data revealed that processing cases for the three courts is up from between 38 percent and 119 percent with the third court up by 51 percent. The number of cases being processed nationally is also up. The Executive Office for Immigration Review reports that currently 600,000 cases are pending nationally. There is currently a greater number of judges hearing cases in the San Diego region.

Though there is a greater number of judges, their ability to exercise discretion to allow immigrants to remain in the U.S. has been significantly limited. Along with the quicker processing of cases, the number of deportation orders has increased. It is also more difficult to obtain a continuance. Immigrants who have been detained may face greater challenges.

The decisions that are made by immigration courts and judges can have a significant impact on the lives of immigrants and their families. Additionally, immigration law can be especially complex and challenging which is why it is helpful to have trained guidance through the process when facing the concerns and uncertainty associated with the deportation and removal process.

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Immigration processing speeds up in San Diego area courts,” Kate Morrissey, Aug. 18, 2017

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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.