ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement ) plans raids to detain low-level offenders and families with existing deportation orders
Who might be arrested?
(1) Migrant families who were pushed through a "rocket docket" kangaroo court process, have been reporting to ICE, and were ordered deported.
(2) Others with deportation orders, who have been in the U.S. for decades, are parents of U.S. citizen children and have no significant criminal record.
(3) "Collateral arrests" of other non-violent undocumented people who will simply be nearby in communities where ICE is looking for folks with deportation orders.
Know Your Rights
Most ICE arrests happen without a signed judicial warrant. This means that ICE can arrest someone in violation of immigration laws, but they cannot come into the home without a signed search warrant.
If you have a deportation order, step outside and close the door behind you so that others in the home are not at risk. If you live in the area or home with someone who has a deportation order, you may be asked for your ID and could be detained if you do not have valid immigration status.
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