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 ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

More immigrants detained in for-profit facilities

Many people in California and across the country have expressed concerns about changing immigration policy, especially in regard to immigration detention. The Trump presidential campaign in 2016 involved a number of promises to crack down on immigration, especially at the U.S. southern border. Of course, immigration detention did not begin with the current administration; the system has been growing for at least 25 years. However, the number of immigrants detained in the system has reached its highest point under Trump. This has also been accompanied by an expanding number of detention facilities, and many of these are owned by private, for-profit companies.

In some states, like Louisiana and Texas, the growth in immigration detention overall has been driven by growth in this for-profit industry. While Congress passed a directive to detain fewer people, and the detention of families and children sparked worldwide outrage, the numbers have continued to grow. In the past, Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled back from using private prison firms for immigration detention, especially after several reports revealed widespread mistreatment and abuse at these facilities. However, since June 2019, there has been a striking rise in the number of immigrants detained at for-profit facilities.

Most of these institutions are located in Southern states. While these states are closer to the border and thus may seem a logical location, people may face a more difficult time in court in these states. In addition, there is a shortage of immigration judges to hear cases in some of the states that have seen the greatest increase in the number of people held in detention facilities there.

Immigration detention is a serious concern, especially for people who have been struggling with complications related to their status. An immigration law attorney may help people to challenge deportation or removal attempts and work to remain in the country.

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