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

Preliminary injunction aims to protect unaccompanied minors crossing the border

News about a change in immigration policy is important to review. Recently, a judge ordered the federal government to stop deporting or expelling children who come across the border without anyone accompanying them before they’re able to request asylum or some other type of protection.

The preliminary injunction stops a policy that had previously resulted in thousands of deportations. It helps protect children who come to the U.S. seeking asylum and other protections under federal law.

Since March, it’s believed that over 8,800 children, all unaccompanied, have been sent back into Mexico. This is all reportedly being done before they have the opportunity to request asylum or other protections.

How does the preliminary injunction help children who cross the border?

Children who cross the border unaccompanied are protected by this order. However, parents and children who are traveling together or adults who are traveling on their own are not.

This change matters, because it helps protect children who have the right to seek out asylum when they come to the U.S. as well as children who are coming to seek other types of protection. As unaccompanied minors, if the U.S. sends them back to another country, they could be put in danger if they came here to escape gangs, crime and/or abuse or violence.

Immigration policies are always changing, which is why it’s important to keep up with court decisions, changes in federal policy and any new laws. If your family may be affected by a change in the law, you may want to reach out to your attorney for more information on what you can do to protect yourself and the people you love.

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