Due to the current situation related to Coronavirus, and the State of Emergency orders from the governor of California, our office will continue to work behind closed doors. We will not see any clients in person.
If you have any questions please address them to us via email to [email protected]
To the extent possible we will try to accommodate telephonic appointments or consultations but we ask that you request them via e-mail. Our telephone number, (619) 291-1112, will continue to operate to the extent that the situation permits, but any appointments must be scheduled through e-mail. 
Thank you for your understanding.

Debido a la situación actual relacionada con el Coronavirus, al grado que nos sea posible, nuestro personal seguirá trabajando a puerta cerrada, no se atenderá a nadie en persona. 
En caso de tener alguna duda o pregunta favor de hacerla por correo electrónico a [email protected]  
Trataremos de llevar a cabo consultas migratorias telefónicamente. Pedimos solicite cita telefónica mediante correo electrónico. Nuestro teléfono, (619) 291-1112, seguirá operando al grado que nos lo permita la situación actual, pero cualquier cita se agendará por correo electrónico.
Gracias por su comprensión

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

What purpose do tent courts have in immigration cases?

Immigration hearings are now taking place in tent courts, which is troubling to many people. The number of cases under the “Remain in Mexico” program have the courts overwhelmed. In response to this, many asylum cases happen with the applicant in a tent court while the judge remains in a traditional court.

A closed-circuit system enables the judge and petitioner to communicate remotely. One concern is what happens when there are technical glitches or failures, but that is only a small concern compared to some others.

What’s the problem with the tent courts?

The tent courts are closed to the public, and this is causing upheaval for some individuals. Traditional courts are open to the public. The docket is available, and immigration lawyers and advocates can attend in the regular courts.

These tent courts are located right on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Since asylum applicants are sent back to Mexico while they await their trial, they are expected to return to the location of the video conference on the specified date and time. Because they are located on secured lands, some worry that the applicants won’t have access to those who can assist them.

The government notes that in the traditional courtroom, the judge remains open to the public. However, this doesn’t provide the applicant an opportunity to receive help. It further claims that the implementation of these tent courts should enable people seeking asylum to have a hearing in weeks or months instead of years.

What does this mean for immigrants?

Opponents of the tent courts are concerned that these videoconferencing proceedings could harm people who are desperate for asylum. Not only are they sent back home to Mexico to await the hearing, but they also have to make their way back to the border on the reporting date. This may be difficult for some.

The issue of safety is also essential. People who are trying to flee from violent cities, like Tijuana, are being forced back there until they can have a hearing.

Some worry that the video conference might pose a communication challenge. Addressing this is critical if the program is going to remain in place. A way for people to communicate with advocates is crucial, and this needs to allow in-person meetings.

Asylum seekers are often frightened and unsure of what to say or do. They might not be familiar with the laws here, and may not realize that missteps can result in a petition denial. The only way to combat this is to ensure they have access to people familiar with these cases who can help them throughout the process.


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

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.