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

Deportation: The facts you need to know

No matter how much money you earn, being in the United States illegally will always threaten your lifestyle here. It’s possible to become extremely successful even if you’re in the U.S. while undocumented, but it’s always in your best interests to obtain documentation or to work toward citizenship. If you don’t, there’s a risk that you could face deportation.

The deportation process isn’t the same for everyone. While it’s possible to deport undocumented immigrants, those who commit crimes, those who are a threat to public safety and anyone who violates a visa, not everyone will have a long removal process.

How does the deportation process work?

During the deportation process for those who violated visas, are a threat to public safety or committed crimes, the deportation process may start with being held in detention. A detention center holds those awaiting trial with an immigration judge.

If you are in the United States without documentation, then you may have to worry about an expedited removal instead.

An expedited removal is a process used to remove those who entered the United States without authority to do so. Upon attempting to enter the country, you could be caught, for example, and immediately deported. If this happens, you’ll face a ban that lasts at least five years. Sometimes, exceptions exist, like if a person is fleeing from dangers in his or her country as a refugee and had no choice but to leave without documents in place.

Typically, when you try to enter the USA through a border checkpoint, airport or shipping port, the Department of Homeland Security Officers have the final say. If they deport you, you’ll have no right to speak with an immigration judge. Likewise, if you enter the USA by sea or by land and are encountered within two years or 14 days of arrival respectively, you may have no right to speak with a judge. It’s vital that individuals in this position fight to speak with an attorney, because exceptions do exist.

For instance, if you attempt to enter the US based on a fear of returning to your country or are asking for asylum, then the law states that you may enter with further review of your request. An asylum officer discusses your case to determine if you have a reasonable fear of returning to your home.

In most cases, you have rights and should fight to stay in the country. Your attorney can help you understand what steps to take next.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.