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

Student with 2 classes left gets out of immigration detention

A 22-year old student at UC San Diego was in the United States as a “dreamer,” using the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was started under President Barack Obama’s administration.

However, he ran into trouble near the border with Mexico and wound up getting arrested. He was riding with his roommate, who then took a wrong turn. The vehicle ended up in Mexico, though not intentionally.

Under the DACA program, those who have been granted entrance to the United States do not have permission to leave and re-enter the country as they please. Since he crossed the border, he was arrested and held in immigration detention for five days.

If that wasn’t bad enough, he was almost done with his degree at UC San Diego. He had only two classes left.

In a move his legal team admitted was “unbelievable,” the government allowed him to leave the Otay Mesa Detention Center after less than a week. His team said they felt that the desire to get him back to school to finish his degree may have played a role. They also noted that he was doing fine, though he was stressed out from the whole ordeal.

This case does a good job of illustrating how even a minor, honest mistake can be very problematic when dealing with immigration laws. It’s critical for people to know exactly what status they have and what they’re allowed to do, intentionally or otherwise, under the current laws. When mistakes happen, it’s also crucial for them to know all of their legal options.

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, “UCSD dreamer released from immigration detention,” Kate Morrissey, Jan. 12, 2018


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