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

Controversy continues regarding immigration center conditions

Immigration detention is a frightening prospect for people who are forced into the system. Unfortunately, this is something that seems to be very prevalent in this country now.

Recently, it was noted that all detainees at a privately-run facility in Colorado that is under contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be given at least one immunization for rubella, mumps and measles. This is occurring in a state that doesn’t have mandatory vaccinations for citizens. Some might question whether this is a legal practice at all since it is forcing detainees to undergo an invasive medical procedure that could potentially be a violation of their rights.

In that facility, there are 357 detainees who are being held in quarantine due to possible exposure to chickenpox, mumps, or both. Despite the high number of quarantined individuals, there have only been fewer than 10 confirmed cases of illness. This isn’t the only facility that is having issues with outbreaks of contagious diseases, which brings up the question of safety for detainees.

Another issue that is plaguing the system now has to do with children who are being held by ICE and the private companies contracting with the agency. One report notes that there is often chilling silence at facilities during times when children should be playing. This is being attributed to fear and anxiety that comes from some of the things that they are being told.

At one facility, mothers report that they are frightened to let their children play on the playground because staff members have told them that the mothers will be liable if the kids are hurt on the playground. Mothers are also reporting that the clinics at the facilities leave a lot to be desired. Even if you don’t count the emotional damage that being detained can do to these young children, you can’t discount the physical ailments that are often untreated.

People who have loved ones who are being detained should find out what options they have to help them. This can be a difficult process, but taking things one legal step at a time might help.

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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.