In recent weeks, the Trump administration has been promoting impending raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers targeting undocumented immigrants. While it does not appear that the raids have actually occurred, an overall sense of dread pervades many immigrant communities. For immigrants who feel that they are being targeted for a mass raid, knowing your rights can be the most powerful defense against detention.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has created several handouts that detail your rights if approached by an ICE agent. If you or a loved one are afraid that you could be targeted in an immigration raid, knowing your rights can be a powerful tool.
You can download all of the AILA Know Your Rights handouts in numerous languages on their website.
It’s unclear as to whether or not ICE raids will actually take place in Los Angeles any time in the near future. Prior to the reported raids last week, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced that 140 people would be targeted in the Los Angeles area.
People with questions about immigration law should contact an immigration attorney. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth offers free consultations. Schedule your consultation today by calling 888-517-9888.