Undocumented Immigrants Learn Rights In Case Of Crackdown

Given the looming changes in federal immigration policies that may soon take effect, many immigrants who are residing in the United States without legal status are taking it upon themselves to learn about their rights in the event of an immigration raid or arrest. These “Know Your Rights” workshops, typically sponsored by local immigrants’ rights groups in various states nationwide, are designed to help immigrants protect themselves and their families if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes knocking at their door. With Trump’s promises of mass deportation in the near future, these individuals may be right to educate themselves about their rights. Much of the curriculum at these workshops focuses on how to respond to police and ICE officials if they are stopped or accused of an immigration law violation. Organizers stress that everyone is entitled to protections under the U.S. Constitution, whether they are undocumented immigrants or not. The goal is that everyone should be aware of their constitutional rights, such as the right to remain silent, to ask for an attorney in the event of an arrest, and to provide no information to authorities beyond their name and address when questioned. Although Trump recently vowed to “work something out” with respect to the more than 700,000 immigrants who currently are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), this group of immigrants may soon become subject to detention and removal. This situation is likely to occur quickly if Trump immediately takes action to repeal Obama’s executive orders, as is widely expected, leaving thousands of immigrants who have spent virtually their entire lives in the United States now vulnerable to deportation. Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is an Oakland immigration law firm who has dedicated their practice to protecting the interests of immigrants who are seeking to remain in the U.S. and facing potential deportation. We are prepared to build the strongest case possible in order to defend you against deportation. Contact us today to set up your consultation and discover what assistance we can offer to you and your family.

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