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

Full DACA restart ordered by federal judge

People in California who would have been too young to file for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before it stopped taking new applications in 2017 may now be able to do so if they are the right age and qualify in other ways. On July 17, a federal judge in Maryland restored the program to its status prior to Sept. 5, 2017.

There were already 640,000 people enrolled in the program, which is an indirect route to citizenship, when the Trump Administration attempted to phase it out. While the legal battle was ongoing, participants were permitted to renew, but the program did not take new applicants. In June of this year, the Supreme Court upheld the amnesty on deportation.

DACA allows individuals who are under a certain age and who came to the United States prior to 2008 as juveniles to get a work permit and a two-year stay of deportation. There are additional requirements, such as finishing high school or working on an equivalency program. They must also not have been convicted of certain crimes. The process by which they can start on the road to citizenship, advance parole, allows them to exit and reenter the country with permission. This removes their undocumented status and sets them on a clear path to getting a green card.

Individuals who may be eligible for DACA or who have other concerns about immigration may want to contact an attorney to discuss their options. Immigration law is complex and changes rapidly, and there may be more than one path to a green card and citizenship for some individuals, particularly if more than one family member is already a citizen. An attorney might explain the relevant parts of the law and assist an individual in preparing documentation for residency or citizenship.

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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.