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

What immigration reforms are part of the current budget bill?

Federal policies on immigration constantly change depending on current events and the balance of political power. Currently, there is a push for immigration reform. Some federal lawmakers want to integrate certain immigration changes into budget negotiations.

Currently, members of the House of Representatives have included two potentially significant immigration changes in the budget reconciliation bill. If the bill passes with these provisions still in place, they could have a profound impact on those living in the United States or hoping to secure green cards.

What potential immigration reforms are currently part of the budget reconciliation bill?

Lawmakers proposed a change to deportation practices

Those who enter the country without documentation or stay after their visas expire are at risk of deportation. Even those who never commit any criminal offenses are at risk of removal despite living in the United States for years.

However, the budget reconciliation built suggests a kind of immigration “parole period” for immigrants without documentation. If passed, this change to immigration law could help law-abiding but undocumented immigrants protect their right to live and work in the United States.

Undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before 2011 could become eligible for employment authorization despite the lack of documentation. This authorization would last for five years, and immigrants would be able to renew the authorization. Lawmakers estimate that this could help as many as seven million people already living in the country.

The bill could change green card rules as well

Green cards or permanent resident cards are immigration documents that allow people to permanently stay in the United States. Currently, there is a specific number of green cards issued each year. If the government does not issue the allotted number of green cards, those opportunities effectively disappear.

There are an estimated 80,000 green cards that will go to waste just in 2021. The suggested changes would allow the government to recover those unused green cards from previous years. These and other immigration changes could make entry into the United States possible for tens of thousands of people currently living abroad. These new rules could also potentially benefit those living in the United States without documentation.

Learning about potential immigration policy changes can help those who want to legally live or work in the United States.


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