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

Is merit-based immigration a good idea?

The idea of merit-based immigration basically means that some people are “better” for the United States than others in terms of their skills, experience and financial resources. Proponents of merit-based immigration laud the benefits and reasoning behind this kind of immigration strategy that fast-tracks certain immigrants over others to receive entry, work permits, permanent residency and citizenship in the United States.

Certainly, merit-based immigration benefits some, but not others. Specifically, it benefits those deemed to be “achievers” by society based on various metrics we use to judge success. These metrics include the level of education someone has achieved, the business success and acumen someone has mastered, special artistic and musical talents and — for lack of a better way of putting it — the size of one’s bank account.

However, aren’t there other more difficult-to-measure and abstract metrics that one can use to judge the quality of someone’s contribution to a country? What government checkbox or questionnaire will reveal how good of a mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunt or uncle someone is? What immigration application can test the capacity of a simple gardener to transform someone’s life?

Clearly, there are more ways to contribute to a society than having a good education and an important-sounding job. Yes, doctors, lawyers and engineers are valuable members of society. However, all of us who have had an important grandfather or grandmother know that we wouldn’t be as “successful” in life as we are today without his or her influence.

If you or a loved one are a so-called “difficult immigration case,” don’t give up. America needs you and your contribution. Make sure you employ every legal strategy available to gain the permanent residency status you desire.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “The benefits of merit-based immigration,” Andrew G. Kadar, accessed May 03, 2018


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