Due to the current situation related to Coronavirus, and the State of Emergency orders from the governor of California, our office will continue to work behind closed doors. We will not see any clients in person.
If you have any questions please address them to us via email to [email protected]
To the extent possible we will try to accommodate telephonic appointments or consultations but we ask that you request them via e-mail. Our telephone number, (619) 291-1112, will continue to operate to the extent that the situation permits, but any appointments must be scheduled through e-mail. 
Thank you for your understanding.

Debido a la situación actual relacionada con el Coronavirus, al grado que nos sea posible, nuestro personal seguirá trabajando a puerta cerrada, no se atenderá a nadie en persona. 
En caso de tener alguna duda o pregunta favor de hacerla por correo electrónico a [email protected]  
Trataremos de llevar a cabo consultas migratorias telefónicamente. Pedimos solicite cita telefónica mediante correo electrónico. Nuestro teléfono, (619) 291-1112, seguirá operando al grado que nos lo permita la situación actual, pero cualquier cita se agendará por correo electrónico.
Gracias por su comprensión

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

Differences between refugees and immigrants seeking asylum

Persecution or fear of persecution because of religion, nationality, political beliefs, race or social status are motivations for both groups to cross borders into the United States. Members of the two groups often settle here in San Diego, but there are some important differences between them.

Some of the differences between refugees and asylum-seekers include sheer numbers (refugees outnumber immigrants seeking asylum) and where the two groups begin the immigrantion process (refugees begin it abroad; those seeking asylum do it at the border or inside the U.S.).

Some refugees come to escape armed conflicts at home. Before arriving in America, they are sometimes housed in camps overseas where they receive assistance with essentials (food, minimal housing, etc.) from international organizations. Once here, they can receive support that includes financial aid, medical care, education and other assistance.

Asylum-seekers are often fleeing more personal battles with hostile powers at home, including people who are politically active or gay or otherwise deemed objectionable.

Unlike refugees asylum-seekers are sometimes detained at a port of entry such as San Diego and then given an interview to try to determine if their fears of persecution are credible. Those whose fears aren’t considered credible can be deported. Those who pass that initial test will face a hearing before an immigrantion court judge, PBS recently reported.

At every step of the process, knowledge of process and paperwork is critical.

An experienced immigrantion law attorney can help you navigate a complex system. You can contact the Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A Professional Law Corporation, for more information.

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For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.

Trump administration now wants to replace properly trained and experienced asylum officers with Border Patrol officers with 5 weeks training to conduct credible fear interviews. Quality and justice once again sacrificed for speed by Trump.

Jóvenes DACA en peligro.
Los jóvenes que se han visto beneficiados con el programa DACA se podrán ver perjudicados si no renuevan su DACA antes del fallo de la corte suprema de la nación que será en junio de 2020.
Lo recomendable es que se renueve dicho permiso aún si el permiso vence despues de la fecha del fallo de la corte que sera en junio de 2020.