Immigration and COVID-19 Resource Center
As many of you know, the Governor of California has issued a stay at home order for all California residents in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus.
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we are focused on ensuring the health and safety of our staff and their families. At the same time, we remain committed to delivering the best level of service to our clients. We also aim to support the public with up to date information about the implications of COVID-19 on Immigration law practice.Our Plan of Action
We realize that these are challenging times for everyone everywhere, we have taken immediate actions to stay ahead of the virus. Safety actions include ongoing updates on health recommendations and safety measures; banning non-essential travel; amplified cleaning and sanitization at the office; and offering remote work options to encourage self-quarantine and social distancing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be scheduling or accepting any in-person appointments. All meetings will be conducted via phone, Zoom, Facetime,or other remote conferencing technologies.Operations During COVID-19
Our office is closed temporarily for any in person meetings with clients and prospective clients. But we are fully functional remotely and online.
We have a cloud-based immigration management platform where all cases are being processed, secure online file storage system, and voip phone and video communication tools to enable close collaborations in a remote environment.
While our team has transitioned to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis, our staff will be filing petitions at our san diego office when needed. We also have coordinated staff members to receive documents at our office location, as USCIS requires original signatures on forms. If you need copies of your receipt notices, do not hesitate to call, all incoming mail is being scanned and sorted in the online system for your convenience.Our Promise to You
We are committed to providing exceptional and personal client service during this time of uncertainty. Clients and business partners affected by immigration issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic should immediately seek support and guidance from our team. We are in this together.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.
COVID-19: In the Media
Attorney Jacob Sapochnick was recently interviewed by ABC 10 News San Diego regarding the impact that the Coronavirus has had on citizenship applications. At this time USCIS is not scheduling interviews, biometrics appointments, or oath ceremonies as required by the shelter-in-place orders nationwide. These measures will unfortunately cause backlogs and delays in adjudicating citizenship applications, as well as applications and petitions for many other types of benefits.