Barrios & Virguez April 2018

BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST 3 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE

Every day in Gwinnett County, our community is affected when our family members are taken from us. As Keren said on the cover, we often see moms, wives, and daughters come to us for help after the men in their family have been arrested or deported. Jails often work with immigration officials, which means if you’re arrested, you could be at risk of going to a deportation center. While you can’t avoid every situation, there are steps you can take to minimize the risks you and your family are exposed to. FIND ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Driving without a license when they don’t have legal status is one of the main ways people end up in immigration court, so one thing you can do to minimize this risk is to avoid driving whenever possible. Is biking or taking the bus a possibility? Check out bus routes at gwinnettcounty.com. HAVE DOCUMENTATION READY Make sure that your IDs and passports are not expired and that members of your family know how to find that information in case of an emergency. SAVE MONEY It depends on the judge, but bonds for immigration holds are usually very expensive — some are set as high as $25,000. If you find yourself or a loved one in this situation, having money put away could be the difference between an extended stay in jail and freedom.

While it is a challenging time to be an immigrant, these preventive measures could make a difference for you and your family.

If you are concerned about your immigration status or that of a loved one, our firm is a safe place to turn. Many of our families have gone through the immigration process, so we have personal and legal knowledge of what the experience is like. We are here to help you. Contact the law offices of Barrios & Virgüez and find out what else you can do to keep your family and yourself safe. TRIVIA RI I

TAKE A BREAK

1. WHAT INTERNATIONAL DAY IS RECOGNIZED ON THE 22ND OF APRIL?

3. WHICH SAINT CELEBRATES HIS FEAST DAY ON THE 23RD OF APRIL?

a. St. George b. St. Joseph c. St. Martin d. St. Agnes

a. Earth Day b. Intergalactic Alien Day c. Human Rights Day d. International Children’s Day

4. WHAT DOES APRIL MEAN?

2. IF YOU WERE BORN IN APRIL, WHAT WOULD YOUR FLOWER BE?

a. “To Give” b. “To Open” c. “To Start” d. “To Stop”

a. Peony b. Sweet Pea c. Foxtail d. Bee Balm

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