Trump Administration Says More Immigration Raids Will Be Coming

Trump Warns More Immigration Raids Will Be Coming

On June 17th, President Trump tweeted about his administration’s plans to carry out deportation raids in major cities throughout the country:

“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!”

Although the two-week deadline has already expired and few raids have been carried out so far, many immigrant families who have members with deportation orders are living day to day with the fear that their name will be on the list when the ICE raids do occur.

Our lawyers understand that the current political climate has many immigrants concerned about their rights. If you are an undocumented immigrant, remember the following things if ICE officers show up at your home:

  • Do not open the door. It’s usually safer to speak with ICE through your door.
  • Ask for an interpreter if they do not speak your language.
  • Ask the person if they are immigration agents or with ICE.
  • Ask if they have a search warrant.
  • Verify that any warrants you are shown have been issued by a court and signed by a judge.
  • Ask for an interpreter if they do not speak your language.
  • If they can’t produce a valid warrant, you can refuse entry. Remember, an administrative warrant of removal is not the same as a signed warrant from a judge. Only a court/judge warrant is enough for entry into your home.
  • Only open your door if ICE shows you a judicial search or arrest warrant that names a person in your residence and/or areas to be searched at your address. If ICE does not have these things, say “I do not consent to your entry.”
  • If immigration agents enter your home without your permission, verbally express that you do not give them permission to enter your home or conduct a search.
  • Don’t resist if ICE agents force themselves into your home.
  • You have the right to remain silent, so do not answer any questions.
  • Ask to speak with your attorney
  • Do not sign any documents.
  • If you feel safe, record the event with your cell phone.

Do you have more questions about preparing for deportation raids? Then give us a call today at (214) 999-1942 to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers. We are here to serve you and your loved ones.

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