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

What happens after a relative is detained by immigration?

What happens when you get a phone call saying that your spouse or other family member has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents?

That’s a nightmare that’s become a reality for far too many families these days. Where local police used to often turn a blind eye to issues with immigration, many immigrants are now hounded closely by agents from ICE. That means that a minor traffic infraction can end up with your loved one in a detention center.

Where do you turn now? What should you know?

1. You can contact the nearest ICE office to try to determine where your relative is being held. If you have access to his or her alien number, green card or work permit, you can look up the information and find out where he or she is through the ICE Online Detainee Locator.

2. You may be able to talk to the officer in charge of your relative’s case and be permitted to speak with your relative. (If so, be careful what you say. Keep in mind that everything is monitored, and you don’t want to say anything that will get your relative deported.) If the officer won’t permit you to talk to your relative, you will need an immigration attorney to help you.

3. Prepare for a long wait. While the majority of people detained are eventually released, and few are deported. Your relative may be detained for months or years pending an investigation.

4. Get an attorney to help your family member avoid some of the worst abuses that ICE detainees have been facing. Many detainees with serious health conditions are not getting needed health care or medication. Many have also reported having food withheld or being thrown in solitary confinement just for minor infractions.

Any immigrant in an ICE detention center is at risk of deportation — justly or not. Having an attorney experienced in detainment issues is extremely important to his or her future, so don’t hesitate to contact one for help.

Source: The Nation, “What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Once They Fall Into ICE’s Hands?,” Michelle Chen, accessed Oct. 27, 2017


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