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

Work eligibility in the United States for noncitizens

People who work in the United States must have proper documentation to do this. Citizens have birth certificates and Social Security cards. Immigrants also need to have appropriate documents. This includes an Employment Authorization Document and a work visa.

When you apply for jobs in this country, employers are supposed to verify that you are legally allowed to work here. There are several different types of workers that the U.S. recognizes. Obviously, citizens can work. Nationals who aren’t citizens, lawful permanent residents and nonresidents who aren’t citizens but have proper documentation can also work.

Some individuals who come here to work do so temporarily. Students who come to the United States might need to hold a job to earn spending money. Unskilled workers like those who are employed on farms, and skilled workers like those who work in specialized fields are eligible for visas to work in this country.

Citizens and green card holders don’t have to worry about having an Employment Authorization Document, but others who want to work here will need one. Those who are asylum seekers or refugees, foreign nationals, spouses and fiances of citizens and some students are eligible for this document. Others might also be able to apply for one, depending on their circumstances.

When you apply for a job and are offered employment, the employer must see a copy of your documentation. They have to note it on the I-9 form. You have to give them the original documents because they aren’t allowed to accept photocopies.

There are many caveats to the work eligibility programs in this country. Be sure that you know exactly what you need to do so you are able to earn money legally while you are here.


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.