It is a good idea to separate different branches that deal with immigration issues, said Emilio Amaya, executive director of San Bernardino Community Service Center, a non-profit that provides immigration services to Riverside and San Bernardino county residents.
Its really a perception issue.
People were reluctant to give out personal information at a facility that shared spaces with the enforcement arm, he
liked the appearance of independence signaled by the new location and that it had plenty of free parking, he
noted that it is isolated from public transportation a problem for those without access to vehicles.
But overall, this agency has really improved in the last 25 years.
There has been tremendous improvement in their service to the community, Amaya