Is ICE Watching You? What To Do Next.
Are you living in the U.S. undocumented? Did you overstay a work or family visa? Do you have legal status, but a criminal record? Are you a U.S.-based business owner employing undocumented aliens? You may believe you are a likely target of Immigration and Customs Enforcement if:
- You are a known immigrant activist. Perhaps you participated in public demonstrations protesting government policies affecting DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) recipients or detention of undocumented migrant children.
- You took in an undocumented child — possibly a relative — after he or she became separated from his or her parent(s) at the border.
- A business like the one where you work (perhaps a convenience store, fast-food restaurant or construction site) has experienced sudden, unexpected arrests of undocumented aliens and/or business owners. In other words, the business was the target of an ICE raid.
- You have been charged with a crime or convicted of a traffic violation or any crime, even a minor one.
- You entered the U.S. without permission and you have heard that other people who did the same thing at the same border crossing have been apprehended.
Whatever your unique circumstances, please realize that you are not alone — and increased ICE activity is not just your imagination. The Associated Press (a news source) reported in the fall of 2018 that “ICE arrests of noncriminals soared 66 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year over the same period a year earlier.”
If you have been targeted or may be targeted, you need legal advice as soon as possible. The attorneys at U.S. Law Center in Riverside County have helped many people in similar circumstances. Can you obtain asylum status and/or become documented (legally present in the U.S.) some other way? Can you get an adjustment of status to make your situation more secure? Would it be best for you to depart voluntarily and if so, how can you do that? An experienced lawyer can help you explore the best options in your unique situation and if necessary, prepare for interviews or hearings with ICE or other government officials.
We Want To Help You Stay Safe From Detention And Deportation
Whenever possible, take control of your own situation before you let the situation take control of you. Contact our deportation defense attorneys in Corona by calling or sending an email inquiry. We offer free consultations and evening and weekend appointments. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards. We can meet you or a family member in a detention center in California or elsewhere.