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Understanding the Search and Seizure Powers of Customs and Border Patrol Officers

Traveling isn’t what it used to be for U.S. citizens who go abroad for business or pleasure, as reentry into the country is a lot stricter. As legislation continues to change and become more defined, it might pay off to know what you can expect the next time you leave to go overseas— Customs and … Continue reading “Understanding the Search and Seizure Powers of Customs and Border Patrol Officers”

A Brief Overview on Immigration Holds

It’s scary to get woken up in the middle of the night by a phone call from a relative telling you they are in jail. What can be even more heartbreaking is when this individual has an immigration hold placed on them. You might be wondering what this means and how you can help. Let’s … Continue reading “A Brief Overview on Immigration Holds”

What to Do and What NOT to Do If ICE Agents Show Up at Your Home (Or School, Or Place of Work…)

Today’s nation is increasingly becoming a place where families are worried about immigration officers coming to their home or workplace. Rather than live in fear, we want to offer some helpful suggestions so that if this instance does occur, you will be prepared and know how to navigate the process. Here’s what to do and … Continue reading “What to Do and What NOT to Do If ICE Agents Show Up at Your Home (Or School, Or Place of Work…)”

ICE Detention: How to Get Your Loved One Out

Finding out that a loved one has been detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement can be scary, and getting them out will most likely be your first priority. Before taking the necessary steps to try to get them released, you must first locate them. ICE maintains a database of detained individuals, but it’s not … Continue reading “ICE Detention: How to Get Your Loved One Out”

Common Ways ICE May Violate Your Rights

The United States Constitution applies not only to citizens of the United States, but also to immigrants in this country, regardless of immigration status.  While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—operating as part of the Department of Homeland Security—has a significant amount of authority to arrest noncitizens for alleged immigration violations, it is an unfortunate fact … Continue reading “Common Ways ICE May Violate Your Rights”

Rodriguez v. Robbins: Ninth Circuit Upholds Mandated Bond Hearings for Individuals Detained for Six Months or Longer

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit in order to establish a right to a bond hearing for immigrants whom the government has detained for six months or more. The named plaintiff in the case is Alejandro Rodriguez, whose family brought him to the U.S. as an infant.  After living in … Continue reading “Rodriguez v. Robbins: Ninth Circuit Upholds Mandated Bond Hearings for Individuals Detained for Six Months or Longer”

How Can Prohibited Employment Activity Lead to Deportation?

Even if a foreign national is legally present in the United States, he or she must have the proper authorization from the federal government in order to work. If he or she fails to obtain work authorization before working in the United States, he or she becomes at risk of deportation. For example, if you … Continue reading “How Can Prohibited Employment Activity Lead to Deportation?”

Detention of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants Increases Over Past Year

Recent studies show that U.S. immigration authorities detain undocumented Mexican immigrants at a much higher rate than immigrants from any other country. In fact, 75% of Mexicans who are facing deportation for non-criminal reasons are placed in detention facilities, whereas only 39% of immigrants of other nationalities are similarly detained. The highest numbers of detained … Continue reading “Detention of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants Increases Over Past Year”

What is an ICE Hold?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as “ICE”, is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that enforces American immigration laws. Among other duties, ICE is responsible for detaining and removing illegal immigrants. In many cases, however, ICE relies on local law enforcement authorities to identify, report, and turn over … Continue reading “What is an ICE Hold?”

What Drug Convictions Make Me Deportable?

If you are not a U.S. citizen, a conviction for any type of criminal offense in the state of California can result in your deportation or removal from the United States. This is the case whether you are present in the U.S. lawfully or not. Of all convictions, drug convictions have some of the harshest … Continue reading “What Drug Convictions Make Me Deportable?”

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