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

Will lawmakers pave a path for ‘Dreamers’ to get green cards?

Immigration reform has been a topic that lawmakers have been debating about for years, but they can never seem to agree on a piece of legislation. At the moment, the biggest point of debate in Congress relates to individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. These immigrants, also known as ‘Dreamers’ are mostly adults who entered the United States as the children of undocumented immigrants.

Dreamers, of course, are in a difficult position. For all intents and purposes, they are culturally American because they grew up here and most of them also grew up in the U.S. school system. The problem is, Dreamers find themselves in a kind of legal black hole because they can’t qualify for citizenship. At the moment, there is an indefinite hold on the deportation of Dreamers, but that could change at any time.

Some lawmakers want to make it easier for Dreamers to get citizenship, or at least make it easier for them to establish permanent residency in the U.S. with a green card, so that they can lawfully live and work here without any fear of being deported. Other lawmakers don’t want a solution like this.

As of last Thursday, Congress has taken a recess so individual members can hold private discussions and negotiations on the topic of immigration reform. News reports indicate that lawmakers are committed to reaching a bipartisan agreement so the reform bill can be passed. However, at this point, no one knows what the ultimate reforms could look like or if lawmakers will ever agree. If you qualify for DACA status, you may want to maintain a close watch on the progress that Congress is making on immigration reform over the next several months.

Source: Wall Street Journal, “McConnell Plays Down Chances of New Senate Vote on Immigration,” Siobhan Hughes and Kristina Peterson, accessed May 25, 2018

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