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

Trump’s changes to work visa policies

California is a sanctuary state for undocumented immigrants, meaning that it does not cooperate in federal government efforts to have those immigrants reported. Unfortunately, the state has no say in whether visas can be issued to immigrants, and President Trump is continuing to crack down on immigration policies throughout the country.

Recently, Trump ordered a temporary stay on the issuance of several work visas. The stay is in place through December 30 and applies to H-1B visas for high-skilled workers, H-2B visas for seasonal workers, L-1 visas for executives at large corporations, and J-1 visas for scholars and professors. Most employees affected by the H-1B visa freeze work in the technology industry. The freeze also means that spouses of H-1B visa holders cannot obtain H-4 visas.

One immigration policy analyst opined that the temporary ban on immigration for foreign executives will negatively impact the economy. Immigration rights advocates have accused Trump of trying to appeal to his political base, targeting immigrants for racist reasons. Those who support the decision say that Trump is being true to his word of trying to create more jobs for Americans.

Trump has indicated that he has plans to make longer-term changes to the H-1B visa process as well. Specifically, he wants these visas to go to applicants with the highest income rather than being assigned by lottery.

It is hard to keep up with the country’s changing immigration policies, which affect not only would-be immigrants but also immigrants who have lived in the United States for several years, including students currently enrolled in college. People who have questions about their immigration status or who want to know if they can still get a visa or citizenship may want to consult with an employment immigration law attorney.

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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.