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

Alternatives to immigrant detention are possible

Immigration is a hot topic in the news right now. Many people don’t realize that the issue of undocumented immigrants in this country isn’t as serious as what some are trying to make it seem. In fact, the number of undocumented is currently estimated to be the lowest it has been in 12 years. As of 2016, there are an estimated 10.7 million undocumented immigrants, which is much lower than the 12.2 million estimated in 2007.

Immigration detention is one of the tools that the country is using to try to combat illegal immigration; however, the conditions in these facilities are being called into question. The media highlights some pretty troublesome methods related to this, including locking children in cages and having some people live in tent cities. Around 70 percent of people who are in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in this country are housed in for-profit, private prisons.

For the men and women who are in these “facilities,” life isn’t easy. Many don’t speak English and almost none are familiar with the laws in this country. One thing that many individuals don’t realize about many immigrants is that they don’t want to cause any trouble. They just want to find a way to live a better life.

Some people argue that detention centers are necessary, but there are alternatives that can be used instead. Community-based alternatives, such as being on a monitor and having to report in regularly, could enable some people who aren’t documented to remain free as they work to obtain a legal status. They all need to be made aware that they do have rights here, and that they might need legal representation to help them assert those.

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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.