Recently, several states have pushed for the legalization of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cooperation efforts by local police. If approved, these proposals will undoubtedly increase the number of deportations and family separations.
In Teller County, Colorado, a district judge recently granted local sheriffs the legal authority under the 287(g) program to jail immigrants on behalf of federal immigration officials. Other states are also authorized to participate in this program, with North Carolina currently pending approval of their bill.
How Undocumented Individuals Can Protect Themselves
Undocumented individuals are still protected under the United States Constitution. Some rights include:
- right to remain silent
- right to refuse a search of self or property, if there is no search warrant
If you are asked by any law enforcement agency about your status, the best thing to do is contact an immigration attorney before indulging any personal information. Be cooperative with their orders and refrain from lying or from showing false documentation.
Because legal rights may vary from state to state, it is advisable to always carry any documents with you and to have a trusted immigration lawyer on speed dial.
Reeves Immigration Law Group – Immigration Lawyers You Can Trust
Reeves Immigration Law Group has served immigrants and their loved ones for 40 years, obtaining success even in the most complex cases. Whether you are concerned about your legal rights, or facing possible deportation, our team of immigration lawyers can provide expert advice on how to move forward.
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