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

Citizenship application changes might change wait times

A new policy by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is likely going to alter the amount of time it takes for some citizenship applicants to receive a decision on their case. For some, who are in the busiest offices in the country, the wait will be shortened. For others, who are in the least busy offices, the wait times might increase.

The new policy is going to send some cases from those busy cities to the less busy cities for processing. The hope is that shifting these applications will cut back on the massive backlog that has some individuals waiting up to two years for a decision.

Around 5.6 million cases are pending in the backlog of all immigration cases, which includes more than just citizenship application. Around 25 percent of the total cases are the ones of individuals seeking naturalization or green cards. These are spouses of current citizens, refugee children and others who want to build a permanent life in this country.

One negative point to this is that some applicants might have to travel a longer distance to attend hearings, but the USCIS notes that this is going to be considered when assigning cases. Still, it could prove burdensome for some people.

Anyone who wants to apply to become a citizen and meets the requirements should get their application filed as soon as possible. The timeline for an application decision doesn’t even start until the application is received, so waiting is just going to lengthen the amount of time you have to wait for word about your status.

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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.