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

U.S. government ends Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, often called DACA, started under former President Barack Obama. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the new administration announced that the program would end.

Essentially, the DACA program was targeted toward children. Reports show that it had kept around 800,000 of them from potentially being deported by offering them protections. These tended to be children who came to the United States when they were very young, brought in by their parents, and many hadn’t really lived or grown up anywhere else. Supporters of the program argued that they didn’t know any other home to which they could be deported, while detractors noted that they had still not immigranted legally.

Some of the changes now that the program is being disbanded kick in immediately. The government is not going to look at any new applications, for example.

However, the program is not going to simply cut all of the protections off immediately. For the next half of a year, anyone whose status would have typically expired will still be able to get it renewed. This gives people a six-month window of protection and also allows Congress to determine how to proceed. After the sixth-month window, those who stay could lose their protections and then be deported.

This is a big change in immigrantion law. It will be very important to watch how it proceeds and what Congress decides to do in the next six months. It’s also critical for those who were formerly getting protection under DACA to know all of their legal rights and what options they may have.

Source: CNN, “Trump ends DACA, but gives Congress window to save it,” Tal Kopan, Sep. 05, 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.