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]

Thank you for your understanding.


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

Immigrants claim detention centers are just jails

Technically, immigrants in detention centers are not being held in prison. However, some who have spent time in the centers say they’re no different.

One immigrant, for instance, had been in jail for a time, and he or she then wound up in detention afterward. That person said it felt like serving time for the same infraction twice. There was virtually no difference.

Another person called the conditions inhumane. He or she claimed it was so bad that people inside were actively petitioning the authorities for deportation. They were asking to be sent away just so they wouldn’t have to wait in detention for a decision to be made.

One man has made it his mission to strive for improvements in those living conditions. He knows firsthand what it’s like since he was in the Adelanto Detention Facility before being released.

His opinion is that one of the first steps to take just involves changing the name of the centers. He thinks people will be better able to understand what they’re like if they’re just called prisons instead of detention facilities.

However, those running the facilities have fired back, saying they’re not jails at all. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actually calls them detention facilities and processing centers. They say that people are just detained for administrative purposes, which is far different than holding someone in prison after a criminal conviction.

Of course, the man’s argument is that, while they shouldn’t be prisons, the conditions are still the same.

It’s very important for those being held to know why they’ve been detained and what legal options they have moving forward.

Source: The Orange County Register, “Why one former immigrant detainee says detention centers should be called prisons,” Alejandra Molina, Jan. 28, 2018


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