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]janbejar.com

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

Green card renewal denials on the rise

People in California who are applying for a green card renewal should be aware that denials are on the rise nationwide. From fiscal year 2016-2017 to fiscal year 2018-2019, denials increased from 30,242 annually to 103,140.

While the majority of green cards are still approved, there are four main reason for denial. First, a person might be denied for committing a crime. This is not a clear-cut area since there is no single list of all crimes that are deportable offenses. By working with an attorney, some people might be able to get a green card renewal despite having a deportable crime on their record. Another common rejection reason is lying on the application. People should be honest about any help they had on the application, including help from an interpreter. If they are concerned about being truthful, they might want to consult an attorney.

If a judge has ordered a person to be removed or deported, the person has signed a stipulated removal order, or the person has been stopped at the border with expedited removal paperwork completed, the person is considered to be “ordered removed” and can have their green card denied. Applying by using the wrong form, traveling too much and having unpaid taxes can also result in denial.

People who are working on a green card renewal, who want to become naturalized or who have other immigration issues may want to contact an attorney. An attorney might be particularly important for people who have any irregularities or complications in their application, but given the complexities of immigration law, others might also benefit from this assistance too. People should not assume that they can rely on the experience of a friend or relative since immigration law is fast-changing. Instead, they should make sure to seek out current information.

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