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

Blind man denied Braille citizenship test

Immigrants with disabilities in California may face special challenges along the road to citizenship. For example, one blind man said that he failed his test to become a U.S. citizen because he was not provided with a Braille test, despite his request for one. The official reason given for his failure on the test was that he was unable to read an English sentence, but he notes that he relies on Braille for reading due to his blindness. He converses verbally in English and studied for his test with verbal questions and answers.

However, despite the fact that he uses a white cane to navigate, when he asked for a Braille version of the test, his request was denied. He was ordered to get a doctor’s note to receive accommodations. However, the man is uninsured, and a doctor’s visit was out of his budget. He was offered a large-print sentence to read, but he was unable to do so due to his blindness, which he has had since birth. In the months following the man’s citizenship test, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that they had begun to offer Braille tests routinely to applicants who request them.

The man said that he and his immigration lawyer had been contacted to set up a new date for his naturalization examination and that, this time, he would be allowed to receive the Braille exam that he needed. He has already successfully completed the verbal portion of the citizenship test, but the written portion posed an extra challenge.

There are a number of challenges that people with disabilities may face when navigating the immigration system, from tests and systems that are not accessible to health documentation requirements that may be costly or onerous. An immigration law attorney may assist people in working through the citizenship and naturalization process.

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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.