scp: Catalina doesn't allow me to read and write from a remote host? How to fix?

I am trying to download some files from my remote host using scp and proxyjump, however, I am still getting the fearsome read-only file system wherever I try to download my file … at the beginning, I couldn't even touch any files to my directory however I managed to run killall Finder and that solved the latter, however, I still can't download the necessary files to my directory of choice … Does anyone know how to fix this?

scp -r -oProxyJump=I R:remote_file localfile

The above is what I am using to download a file. Where I am an intermediate host, R is the remote host and remote_file is the directory and localfile is my directory, all I get is:

localfile: Read-only file system

Any help would be greatly appreciated!