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

Can undocumented children go to college?

Many undocumented children have no idea that they are undocumented. It’s not something they think about. For a lot of them, they think of the United States as home. They came to America when they were far too young to consider legal immigration and what coming in without proper documentation really meant.

One girl’s story

For instance, one young woman was born in Mexico. When she was just 3 years old, her parents took her to California. They were undocumented, and they stayed that way.

The young girl had no idea that she wasn’t a legal immigrant until she reached her senior year in high school. When it was time to apply for financial aid, she found out that she did not have a Social Security number.

This made things more complicated. “I had to fill out applications on my own,” she said later. “Because I was the only one undocumented in my class going to a four-year university, my high school counselors couldn’t help me.”

She was eventually able to get into UCLA, using the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Essentially, it protects people from deportation if their parents brought them into the country as children — after all, they had no idea what was happening at the time — so that they can go to school.

These kids grew up in America. Deporting them to a country they can’t even remember living in doesn’t make much sense. The DACA program helps them create a productive life for themselves, and this young woman went on to graduate with a college degree. It was quite an accomplishment and something her parents never did.

Challenges to DACA

The DACA program has faced recent threats as the current administration has talked about repealing it. So far, that decision has run into serious legal challenges and the program remains in place. In fact, the young woman from the above example only graduated because she got to renew her employment authorization after these challenges. Had the program really gotten repealed, it could have seriously impacted her future.

Fortunately for her, UCLA allows many undocumented young people to enroll as students. The school was able to help her get everything in order so she could pursue her dreams just like any other American student.

However, it will be very important for students and their parents to keep an eye on any legal changes in the future. The threat of deportation remains, and it could get worse. If it does, they need to be well aware of all of the legal options they have and what steps they need to take to protect their bright futures.

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Trump administration now wants to replace properly trained and experienced asylum officers with Border Patrol officers with 5 weeks training to conduct credible fear interviews. Quality and justice once again sacrificed for speed by Trump.

Jóvenes DACA en peligro.
Los jóvenes que se han visto beneficiados con el programa DACA se podrán ver perjudicados si no renuevan su DACA antes del fallo de la corte suprema de la nación que será en junio de 2020.
Lo recomendable es que se renueve dicho permiso aún si el permiso vence despues de la fecha del fallo de la corte que sera en junio de 2020.