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Trump Says ICE Raids Will Move Forward

President Trump recently announced that his administration will soon be carrying out deportation raids that will target thousands of migrant families in major cities across the United States. In a tweet sent out June 17th, Trump wrote:

“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!”

Now that the two-week deadline is about to expire, Trump warns that his administration will move forward with its plans “fairly soon.”

This news has many immigrant families worried about leaving their homes due to fears that they will be detained if they go outside.

Eva works at a plant nursery in Homestead, Florida and came to the U.S. illegally 19 years ago. She recently spoke to The Washington Post about how the fear of potential immigration raids has impacted her life.

“I don’t know when I leave in the morning if I’ll come home in the night. They could come get me at any time,” she said.

If you are an undocumented immigrant, remember, you still have rights under the law. If ICE suddenly shows up at your home, remember the following things:

  • Remain calm.
  • Do not open the door.
  • Ask the agent if they have a search warrant.
  • If immigration agents enter your home without your permission, verbally express that you do not give them permission to enter your home or conduct a search.
  • You have the right to remain silent, so do not answer any questions. If you do answer questions, do not lie.
  • Ask to speak with your attorney.
  • Do not sign any documents.
  • If you feel safe, record the event with your cell phone. 

You should also take the following steps to prepare your family for potential immigration raids:

  • Create a preparedness plan and put it in a folder. Label it “Privilege & Confidential” and give it to someone you trust.
  • Designate who will be in charge of your case and who will provide support at different capacities.
  • Make sure you have your pictures and videos synced to the Cloud or Google Photos. By doing this, you can still access your recorded interactions with ICE if your phone is confiscated.
  • Make sure the fences you have on your property are closed and locked at all times.

At David F. Vedder, P.A., we sympathize with the many obstacles immigrants in the U.S must contend with under the Trump administration. That is why our lawyers are here to help you defend your rights and secure your American Dream. If you need help resolving an immigration matter, you should get in touch with our legal team to discuss your situation. We can build a strong legal strategy that will protect your interests.

Call us today at (386) 968-8880 to schedule your consultation with one of our immigration lawyers.