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Clearing a San Diego County Arrest Warrant or Bench Warrant

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="left-colm" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Clearing a San Diego County Arrest Warrant or Bench Warrant You’ve been issued an arrest warrant, what should you do next? At The Cruz Law Office, we can assist you in clearing your arrest warrant before you are arrested and put in jail. The worst thing you can do is ignore the arrest warrant and risk losing your freedom. If there is an arrest warrant against you, any law enforcement contact will result in your immediate detention. The longer you wait to clear your arrest warrant, the greater the risk that the court...

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What to Expect at Immigration Court

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="left-colm" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] What is immigration court in San Diego like? Immigration court is a specialized tribunal that adjudicates removal or deportation cases. These proceedings are civil in nature and can either take place within a major city where immigration judges hear cases for non-detained immigrants or within an immigration detention center. There are three parties present in immigration court: the immigration judge, the attorney for the Department of Homeland Security, and the immigrant. The immigration judge represented the Executive Office of Immigration Review which is under the Department of Justice. The attorney for the Department of...

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The Way to a U Visa – How Can I Apply for a U Visa?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="left-colm" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"]Being the victim of a crime is devastating and nothing should stand in your way to help law enforcement to bring the person responsible to justice. For this reason, Congress enacted legislation to help immigrants who were the victims of certain qualifying crimes. A U visa allows immigrant victims of crimes to legally live and work in the U.S. for up to four years. Furthermore, after living in the U.S. on a U visa for three years, it is possible to apply for a green card. The following information will help you to...

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Can a U.S. Citizen Child Legalize their Undocumented Parents in the U.S.?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column el_id="blog-col" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"]As an immigration attorney in San Diego, CA, I received a number of inquiries from US citizen children who would like to know how to legalize their undocumented parents. The simple answer is it depends. Immigration attorney Narciso Delgado-Cruz explains the circumstances in which a U.S. citizen child can give their undocumented parent, living in the U.S., a green card. This article furthermore provides you with more detailed information on the topic. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o51CdyVU7dc" el_width="60" el_aspect="235" align="center"][vc_empty_space height="12px"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] Children born in the U.S Any child born in the U.S. is entitled to U.S....

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How a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request can help your Immigration Case

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no" el_id="custom_row" el_class="cil-row"][vc_column width="2/3" el_id="left-colm" el_class="cil-secn"][vc_column_text el_id="cstm-text_block"] To successfully represent our clients and create the best possible strategy in their specific case, we need to know as much as possible about their immigration and criminal history. It is especially important that we know at least as much as the government agencies know. This article explains what a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is, how it can help your immigration case, and why it is important for you to choose an immigration lawyer that is well informed on FOIA requests. What is a FOIA request? Why is a FOIA...

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Seeking Asylum in the United States: Detention at the San Ysidro Port of Entry

As an immigration attorney in San Diego, California, I received many calls and inquiries related to family, friends and loved ones who are detained at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Many of them are seeking refuge in the United States to escape persecution from their governments, extortion from gangs and other criminal organizations, domestic violence from their partners, and/or any other form of tortured in their home country. In recent times, and due to their proximity to the United States, many asylum seekers come from countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, and Colombia, where corruption and violence have...

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Did you know … that your employer can help you gain citizenship?

According to a recent article in the San Diego Union Tribune, more employers in San Diego than in any other city provide legal and/or financial assistance to gain citizenship to their employees who are legal permanent residents through the nationwide program “New American Workforce”.   Here is what you need to know: “New American Workforce” is a nationwide program run by the nonprofit organization “National Immigration Forum” in Washington, D.C. More than 25% of the 200 companies participating nationwide are located in San Diego The program’s objective is to help employees with the naturalization process, that is the somewhat costly and complex...

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How to obtain a Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen – Adjustment of Status

  As an immigration attorney in San Diego, California, I often help clients in obtaining a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen. My clients are married couples with one U.S. citizen and one foreign-born spouse who live together in the U.S. In some cases, the foreign-born spouse holds a visa, for example, an H1B work visa or an F1 student visa, but in other cases the foreign-born spouse is undocumented. There are different ways to a green card through marriage, which are explained in more detail below. Which way is the best for you and your significant other depends on your...

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