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

Key tips to help protect yourself from deportation

If you are dealing with the immigration system in California, you may be concerned about changes to immigration law and enforcement under the Trump administration. Increased enforcement raids and the widespread use of immigration detention, including for children and families, have sparked serious worry among many. You may be wondering what you can do in order to protect your status and your ability to stay in the country while avoiding detention and deportation.

Keep track of your visa status

Your visa may provide you with specific conditions about your purposes for remaining in the United States or the length of time that you can stay. Adhering to your visa conditions can be an important part of protecting your immigration status. If you have one specific type of legal status, it can be particularly important to stay vigilant about any applicable restrictions on employment. In addition, you may also be required to inform U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if you move or change address. Make sure that you notify USCIS in the required 10 days to protect yourself moving forward. If you have other required paperwork that you must submit, work to get it presented in a timely fashion as well.

Be careful about criminal law issues

A criminal record is one of the most common reasons why people are deported from the United States. Even lawful permanent residents – green card holders – could face removal over a criminal conviction. While you may face deportation for serious felony offenses like aggravated assault, homicide, espionage or terrorism, you could also run into serious immigration problems even if you are convicted of a drug offense. If you are facing any type of criminal allegations, it may be very important for you to discuss your immigration status with your criminal defense attorney.

There are other factors to keep in mind when working to protect your status in the United States and prevent deportation. You may want to steer clear of applying for any form of public assistance in order to avoid being labeled a public charge. An immigration law attorney with experience in deportation defense might provide detailed advice tailored for your situation.


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.