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

2 men pulled from deportation flight after abuse claims

On Behalf of | Nov 2, 2020 | Asylum

Many asylum seekers and immigrants in California are seriously concerned about the threat of removal or deportation, especially as debates over immigration loom large in political contests. In many cases, people being deported were previously held in immigration detention facilities run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where serious concerns have been raised about abuse and mistreatment. Two Cameroonian men were removed from a deportation flight in October 2020 after a complaint was filed arguing that they were compelled to sign their deportation papers against their will by ICE agents.

Men allege coercion in deportation documents

Several immigration advocacy groups filed the complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General. In the document, eight asylum seekers from Cameroon say that they were coerced into signing documents agreeing to their deportation through the use of force, including pepper spray. Several of the people in the complaint were not taken to the airport, but these two men were removed from the plane only moments before takeoff. One of the men said that he is still suffering injuries from the pepper spray and that his fingerprints to place on the agreement were forcibly obtained against his objections.

Men may still face deportation risk

Officials said that the men were removed from the flight in order to be questioned as part of the investigation into potential abuse by ICE agents. However, no assurances were provided that they would not later be deported. Advocates notes that the men face serious dangers, up to and including risks of execution, if they are deported back to Cameroon.

For asylum seekers with denied claims or others facing threats of deportation, severe risks may accompany a return to their home country. People concerned about deportation and removal may learn more about options to protect their rights by consulting an immigration attorney.


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