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

Applications to return home are needed by detained U.S. migrants

It is falsely claimed that migrants in detention centers can leave at any time to return to their country of origin. This is not true; they can leave only by requesting a voluntary departure and meeting certain requirements. People in California may want to learn more about this.

Individuals who are held in ICE or U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody pursuant to their immigration proceedings may not leave at a time they have chosen. When seeking voluntary departure, they can request departure through a hearing with an immigration judge. They must have been in the U.S. for at least a year and must have not been charged with a serious crime. Those migrants who are allowed to leave must wait for their hearing, which might take 30 to 60 days. If approved, the migrant has 120 days to leave. If they do not do so in this required time, they may be removed. Removal hinders the chance of a return to the U.S.

Those who are seeking asylum should realize that applying for voluntary departure will result in a discard of their asylum application; this will have serious consequences if they are seeking to stay in the U.S. It means they can return to their country without fear, so they will not be able to file for asylum in the U.S. again.

Misinformation about entry into the United States is widespread, so finding the correct information regarding immigration law may be easier with a knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with immigration detention. Whether an individual is able to return to the United States or not may be made clear through a consultation with a qualified attorney.


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