What We Do

Technical Assistance

Border Technical Assistance – Al Otro Lado attorneys provide case assessment and technical assistance to attorneys representing asylum seekers who wish to present themselves to U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities at the San Ysidro port-of-entry. Technical assistance services include accompaniment to the port-of-entry, advocacy at the port-of-entry to ensure that the asylum seeker is processed, including up to four hours of wait time at the port-of-entry for individuals at risk of removal from Mexico.

Document Assistance – Al Otro Lado staff frequently obtain records for attorneys with case needs in Mexico, including obtaining birth certificates, death certificates, letters of identity, and immigration documents. For other kinds of document requests please inquire.

Expert Witness Declarations – Al Otro Lado attorneys provide expert witness consultations and declarations on various topics related to Mexico and U.S. immigration law. Please contact us to discuss your case needs.

Sample redacted briefs and other written case materials – Please inquire about our sample redacted briefs, table of contents and country conditions, and other template documents. Al Otro Lado attorneys have over thirty years of experience combined practicing immigration law, with expertise in representing asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, immigrant victims of violent crime, and border enforcement practices.