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]janbejar.com

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

California immigrantion: How detention is hurting families

Sadly, it is pretty common practice to place California immigrants in detention centers while they await deportation hearings and/or decisions. To immigrantion authorities this is often deemed as necessary. Unfortunately, this practice isolates detainees from their families. It also leaves these individuals feeling that they have no right to seek legal assistance — which is not the case.

A researcher at University of California Davis conducted a survey of nearly 500 immigrants who were detained for six or more months. They were held in detention centers that included jails, a private facility and a for-profit campus. It was found that, those held at the private center were less likely to see their families during their stays.

This finding is rather upsetting, as more private facilities are being utilized by the immigrantion and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Many such holding centers have been built in remote locations, giving those detained unequal access to visitation. By not having as much access to family members, detainees can easily get discouraged — especially those individuals who are held for years. It is hurting them and it also takes a horrible toll on their loved ones.

While it is not always possible to avoid immigrantion detention, those detained do not need to feel that they are all alone, and they do not need to fight deportation on their own. These individuals and their families do have the right to utilize legal counsel in order to fight for their ability to be released from holding facilities and, ultimately, for the right to remain in the country. While accomplishing this is not an easy task, an experienced immigrantion attorney will be able to help immigrants residing in California take the steps necessary in seeking their desired immigrant status.

Source: phys.org, “Private detention of immigrants deters family visits, study finds“, Aug. 23, 2016

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