Five Ways to Protect Yourself from the ICE

As immigrants, it’s crucial to know your rights regardless of your current immigration status. Knowing exactly what to do in case of emergencies involving the ICE is one of the most important things an immigrant must know.

Without the presence of your immigration lawyer, remember that there are still ways to ensure your safety and protection. Here are five ways to protect yourself from ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement):

  1. Know your rights: Everyone has certain legal rights regardless of their immigration status. It is important to know your rights including:
  1. Keep important documents in a safe place: Make sure to keep important documents like your passport, immigration documents, and birth certificate in a safe place that is easily accessible in case of an emergency.
  2. Avoid interactions with ICE: If possible, avoid interactions with ICE agents. Do not open your door for ICE agents without a warrant, and do not answer any questions or sign any documents without first speaking to a lawyer.
  3. Have a plan in case of detention: It is important to have a plan in place in case you or a family member is detained by ICE. This may include having a designated emergency contact, preparing a power of attorney, and having a plan for childcare or other family responsibilities.
  4. Seek legal assistance: If you are facing immigration issues or have concerns about your legal status, it is important to seek legal assistance from an experienced immigration lawyer. An experienced immigration lawyer can certainly help you understand your legal options and rights, and can represent you in court if necessary.

We know how difficult and scary these situations can be. Finding an immigration lawyer who can help during unexpected situations such as facing ICE can be worrisome for many immigrants.

Atty. Farrah has been handling cases as such for over 17 years and has helped hundreds of immigrants fight for their rights. Qazi Law Offices is just one call away- simply dial 630 504-0648 from Monday to Friday 9AM-5PM.We also draft powers of attorney, guardianship papers for minors, school reports and help with applying for government benefits. Give us a call today and click here to download our Know Your Rights Toolkit for Immigrants FOR FREE!

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