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

How can immigrant parent-child separation happen?

Anyone watching the news over the past few weeks will no doubt be horrified to hear about the numerous instances of immigrant children being separated from their mothers and fathers by the United States government. If you are a U.S. immigrant and a parent, this news must be particularly frightening and you probably want to know how the government can legally do this.

What’s important to understand from a legal perspective is that the Trump administration did not specifically create a policy to separate children and families. What the administration did do, however, was institute a policy to criminally prosecute every adult accused of illegally crossing into the United States. Tragically and sadly, in the case of an arrest and federal criminal prosecution, the parents will inevitably face separation from their children.

More commonly in the past, those captured illegally crossing the border were sent to immigration detention, given an immigration hearing and deported — and they were not separated from their kids. However, when unlawful immigrants are criminally prosecuted, they go to federal jail while awaiting trial. Children can’t be sent to an adult federal jail — because an adult jail is no place for children and, more importantly, the children have not done anything wrong — so they get separated and sent to another federal facility that cares for children while the parents await trial.

The issue surrounding these horrible child-parent separations relates to the strictness with which the presidential administration chooses to enforce existing laws. In order to limit or prevent parent-child separations, it’s necessary for the U.S. Congress to act swiftly to change existing immigration laws. Until that happens, these tragic separations of children from their families could continue as long as the White House chooses to enforce the law in this fashion.

If you’ve been separated from your child — or if your family member has — it’s vital to act quickly to assert and defend your legal rights in court. Family immigration law strategies may be available to help improve your situation.


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