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Roundups of undocumented immigrants across the country have sent immigrant rights advocates to social media, blasting out information in multiple languages on how those caught up in such raids should respond.
"The rash of recent reports about purported ICE checkpoints and random sweeps are false, dangerous, and irresponsible," ICE said in a statement.
David Marin, ICE's field office director for enforcement and removal operations in greater Los Angeles, said an enforcement sweep in California was in the planning stages "before the administration came out with their current executive orders."
If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents show up at the door, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) advises not opening it unless the agents can show a warrant signed by a judge. "Ask to see it (through a window or slipped under the door,"
ICE administrative warrants don't allow agents to enter a home without the consent of the residents. Residents can ask through the door why the agents are there and request an interpreter if they need one.
If there is no warrant, ask the agents to leave information outside.
Immigrant communities fearful after hundreds arrested in what feds call routine 'surge'
If the agents force their way into the home, "don't resist. Tell everyone in the residence to remain silent," the ACLU says.
If you are arrested "remain silent and do not sign anything until you speak to a lawyer," the graphic said.
The Immigrant Defense Project, which offers legal information for immigrants and attorneys working with immigration cases, advises undocumented immigrants to have a plan in place for what they will do if they or a family member is arrested.
"Do not lie to ICE but remember that you do have the right to stay silent!" the flyer said.
The group United We Dream, which focuses on immigrant youth, issued fliers in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and English.
It counsels those dealing with ICE agents to report and record everything that happens, unless they are on federal government property.
"Take notes of badge numbers, number of agents, time, type of car and exactly what happened!" the flyer said.
originally posted by: tribal
i have no problem with this. People should know their rights, especially if they are here illegally. I have no idea what kinds of people are being "rounded up", but i certainly hope its not moms and dads just going about their business. If Trump wants to lose a lot of potential supporters i cant think of many better ways to do it than targeting otherwise law abiding people.
The term "undocumented immigrants" is just a propaganda term anyway, used to sway public opinion. After all, how many would support politicians openly supporting something "illegal"? Undocumented is much easier to sell and defend.
originally posted by: DaveButts
What's the outrage over? All those points are common sense and what any individual accused of a crime should do.
ICE and all other law enforcement agents should be respecting those points as well.
originally posted by: redoubt
Anyone who breaks any law, is, basically, a criminal. It can be something simple... like failing to pay a parking ticket or exceeding the speed limit.