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

Never do this during your immigration interview

As a part of your U.S. immigration process, you may need to appear for an interview. It can be stressful going into the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for one of these interviews. You may be unfamiliar about how to act and whether you’re giving the best responses.

To help you stay on the right track regarding how to comport yourself and answer USCIS officers’ questions, here is a vital “do not do” list:

Avoid joking around

Sarcasm and joking around is never recommended with a USCIS officer. You just don’t know whether the officer will have the same sense of humor as you. You’ll want to be especially careful to avoid joking or speaking lightheartedly about diseases, drugs, human smuggling and bigamy.

Avoid getting into arguments with family

If you appear for your interview with a family member or spouse, do not get into an argument with them in front of the officer. Make a plan ahead of time how you will resolve the issue if an argument starts to erupt in the midst of the interview.

Avoid arguing with your officer

It should go without saying, but you should never directly challenge or argue with the USCIS officer. Instead, ask politely for more information so you can better navigate the potential point of conflict. Stay calm and patient with the officer at all times.

Avoid lying or misrepresenting information

Be as truthful as possible with the USCIS officer, and if you’re worried how your truth could affect your case, discuss the matter with an attorney who can advise you how to address the topic without lying. In many cases, you can explain the truth in a way that will not damage your immigration application.

Learn more about U.S. immigration law

The more you know about U.S. immigration law going into a USCIS interview, the better you’ll know what kind of information the officer requires in order to achieve the result you’re looking for. An immigration interview is one instance in which knowing the law is half the battle.

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