Raids are Expected in Atlanta, Georgia.
Previously postponed raids will begin Sunday, July 14th across the nation. These raids, carried out by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), will include arrests of migrant families who have already been court ordered to be removed. There is a possibility of “collateral” deportations. What do “collateral” deportations mean for you? Individuals could be detained if they are at a scene of a targeted raid. ICE has provided little information regarding these scheduled raids for various reasons. It’s important that you are aware of your surroundings, take necessary precautions, and understand your rights.
Raids are expected to occur in Atlanta, Georgia. Groups like United We Dream and Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) are urging migrants to remain silent, not to share personal information with agents, and to document their interactions with officers. It is important that you understand your rights. All people in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain rights. If you are uncertain or have questions, we recommend you download our Know Your Rights handout and contact an attorney immediately.
At LaGrone Law, we are fighting to keep families together. You have the right to speak to an attorney.
- If you are detained or taken into custody, you may tell the immigration officers that you want to speak to an attorney.
- If you have an attorney, you have the right to speak to them. Have you signed a Form G-28? G-28 forms show you have an attorney, and you can give it to an officer.
- You also have the right to contact your consulate, who may be able to assist you in locating an attorney.
- Ask an officer for a list of pro bono attorneys or attorneys in your area if you do not have an attorney.
- You can refuse to sign any and all paperwork until you’ve had an opportunity to speak to an attorney.
Concerns for American Citizens.
Even if you are in the United States legally, it is wise to practice caution. ICE makes mistakes and Americans can be detained wrongfully. According to the Cato Institute, from 2006 to 2017, more than 3,500 U.S. citizens in Texas were detained wrongfully. It’s important that you have documentation proving that you are a citizen. Make sure your passport is current and is easily accessible should you need it.
Have questions? Contact us today for answers. Please note the contents of this post do not constitute legal advice.