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

Proposed rule change would prioritize high-wage H-1B applicants

Many California businesses, especially in the tech industry, have relied heavily on the H-1B program to recruit foreign nationals for scientific and technical jobs. In many cases, H-1B workers have studied at U.S. universities and have high-level qualifications in their fields, but the process of receiving approval for workers with these visas has become more difficult. The program has become a topic of political debate, with opponents arguing that it displaces American workers. Employers, on the other hand, have argued that H-1B visas are typically offered to skilled technical workers with advanced knowledge whose contributions are necessary to keep an edge in scientific research, development and implementation.

Rule change proposed for H-1B program

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing a new rule for H-1B application processing. Under the proposed rule, announced on October 28, applicants with the highest potential wages would receive the highest priority for processing. Around 85,000 H-1B visas are issued every year, which are handled through a randomized lottery selection before individual applications are considered. There are four wage tiers already in place, with level one being the lowest and level four being the highest. Under the change, all level four applications would be considered first, with level one applications receiving the lowest priority.

No level one applications likely to be selected

According to the DHS, this rule change would mean that none of the applicants at the lowest wage level are likely to be accepted, even though H-1B visas can involve workers in different types of job categories. Proponents of the change claim that it would make the program more beneficial for businesses as well as American workers.

Negotiating the ongoing changes to this employment immigration program can be a challenge for many companies, especially those in the tech sector who rely on skilled foreign nationals. An immigration law attorney may provide advice and representation throughout the H-1B process.

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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.