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

Immigrantion and legal marijuana use: What you need to know

It’s no secret that noncitizens are facing tough times in the United States right now and that immigrantion and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are taking a hard approach to immigrants whenever there’s a question about whether or not something is a deportable offense.

This makes it particularly important to keep the following things in mind when it comes to the use of medical marijuana:

  1. While California has joined the growing body of states that have begun to treat marijuana as a legitimate drug for medical purposes and also allows some recreational use, the drug is still illegal under federal rules — which govern the world of the noncitizen.
  2. If you are a noncitizen who has a medical marijuana card, you need to be incredibly cautious about carrying it with you. If you are detained or questioned by officers from ICE and they discover that you have a medical marijuana card, they can use it as grounds to deport you even if you have a Visa or status as a permanent resident.
  3. It isn’t just the stereotypical immigrant with a minimum-wage job that is being targeted for deportation — your status and work record won’t do anything to help you if you are caught in this trap — there are numerous reports of successful businessmen with strong ties to the United States who have had their Visas revoked and been permanently barred from reentry based solely on the possession of medical marijuana cards.

Legal experts are offering some basic pieces of advice for all noncitizens if they are approached by ICE agents or any government officials:

  • Do not admit to use of marijuana in the past, even for medical purposes.
  • Do not seek employment in the medical marijuana field.
  • Do not leave your home carrying a medical marijuana card, cannabis, cannabis products, clothing or pins that show support for legalized cannabis, or anything that is considered drug paraphernalia (like rolling papers).

Most importantly, exercise your right to remain silent. You can’t take back something once it’s been said, so turn a deaf ear to pressure tactics and just keep repeating that you want to speak to an attorney. If you’re in danger of deportation due to medical marijuana use, an attorney can provide information on your legal options.

Source: www.nacdl.org, “immigrantion Consequences of Drug Offenses Handout,” accessed Oct. 04, 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.