Are You Being Harassed or Threatened Because You Are an Immigrant? Here’s What You Can Do

  • Sep 17 2018

States. Unfortunately, their hostility often results from misunderstandings and misinformation about why immigrants come to the United States and what they do once they get here. This can lead to situations where immigrants are threatened and harassed in any number of scary and violent ways.

At the Talamantes Immigration Law Firm, APC, we have many clients who report that they have been threatened or harassed by others because they are an immigrant. We know this can be a scary experience, and a frustrating one as you likely want to stand up for yourself in these situations. However, if you or a loved one is being threatened or harassed because you are an immigrant, it is important to know you do not need to take matters into your own hands. Instead, read on to learn more about the resources available to you and how an experienced immigration lawyer can help you through this situation.

Contacting Law Enforcement

Many immigrants and others here on visas are reluctant to contact law enforcement when they are harassed or threatened because they are afraid they will be deported or not taken seriously. While this is, unfortunately, a very understandable fear, your safety matters whether or not you are a United States citizen. No one has the right to harass or threaten you simply because you are an immigrant. If you have experienced these kinds of threats, contact Talamantes Law firm to speak with our attorneys and discuss whether or not talking to the United States law enforcement is a good option for you. Our attorneys are even able to be with you as you make a report, if you would find our representation helpful.

Contacting Immigrant-Support Networks

There are a number of organizations which can provide support to immigrants who are dealing with harassment and threats from others. If you are part of a religious community, you may first want to reach out to your house of worship to see if they can help or if they can connect you to other groups which can help. Additionally, groups like the California Immigrant Policy Center have many resources on their website advising you of your rights and other important information. Furthermore, you may find this list of Southern California organizations which provide free or low-cost immigration assistance helpful as well.

Contacting Legal Rights Groups

In addition to the experienced, compassionate, and supportive attorneys at the Talamantes Law firm, there are a number of other immigrant legal rights groups in California who may be able to assist you. A listing of those groups is available here.

Need an Immigration Attorney?

No one deserves to be bullied, threatened, or harassed, especially if the only reason is that you are an immigrant. If you or a loved one is in the United States on a visa and is being threatened or harassed because you are an immigrant, do not take matters into your own hands. Instead, contact Talamantes Immigration Law Firm, APC, today to learn how our skilled and experienced lawyers can help you and your loved ones.

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