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 ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Could undocumented workers become citizens in just 8 years?

Going from an immigrant to a citizen isn’t easy. There’s an extensive background check, and applicants must pass a test. Immigrants often face difficult hurdles, like policies that target undocumented immigrants. Countless people contributing to the American economy live in fear of deportation. Their fears may stop them from trying to change their status and become legal residents or even citizens.

Some people take decades to complete the naturalization process, and others avoid it because they see it as too much of a risk. However, that could soon change. An anonymous source told the Associated Press that Joe Biden will suggest new immigration legislation on his first day in office.

The proposed immigration changes would include systems to help undocumented immigrants. Specifically, it could offer a pathway to citizenship in as little as eight years. What might that new immigration process look like?

Undocumented workers could receive temporary legal status

Once someone comes into the United States without documentation or stays after their visa expires, their situation is risky. Many people avoid correcting the issue because they fear enforcement efforts or deportation.

Documentation status will not stop people from qualifying under this potential new plan. Instead, currently undocumented immigrants could start working toward their green card. Completing this process will require that people pay taxes and meet certain special criteria. After the five-year path to a green card, they could then also complete a three-year process that ends in citizenship.

What other immigration policies could soon change?

The same massive proposed bill will include policy changes for children brought to the country by undocumented parents, also known as Dreamers. Both Dreamers and those temporarily in the United States, including agricultural workers, might have a faster and easier process toward receiving their own green cards if these changes go through.

The official unveiling has yet to take place, and there could be changes between the proposed reforms and what Congress eventually approves. However, the near future will likely see critical shifts in federal immigration policy.

Having help as you navigate naturalization can make it easier. From paperwork to changing rules, a lawyer can handle the details on your behalf and assist you in pursuing a better life.

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