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

Family-based immigration has specific limits

Family-based immigration enables people who come to the United States for a better life to bring their loved ones with them. The process isn’t easy but taking the proper steps can ensure that family members are able to remain in the country legally.

There are many things that you need to know if you are going to try to bring loved ones here. First, there are two categories for family members in the family visa program. Anyone who doesn’t meet the criteria in these two is ineligible for this immigration program.

  • Immediate relatives
    • Parents of citizens who are at least 21 years old
    • Spouse of citizen
    • Orphan adopted overseas and those to be adopted in the U.S. by a citizen
    • Citizen’s children who aren’t married and under 21
  • Family preference
    • Sons and daughters of citizens (married or unmarried)
    • Spouses and children of children of citizens
    • Legal permanent resident’s spouse, minor children and unmarried adult children
    • Brothers and sisters of citizens, along with their minor children and spouse
    • Married sons and daughters of citizens, along with their spouse and children

There isn’t a limit for the number of immediate family members who can come into the United States each year. Congress set a limit for family preference visas at 480,000 annually. The number of immediate relatives who come into the country each year is subtracted from that 480,000 cap, so there is a chance that very few family preference visas will be issued if there is a large number of immediate family members who receive visas.

Applying for a family-based immigration visa has a very specific process. Deviating from the process or not providing fully factual information can lead to a denial of the application.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.