The New York Immigration Coalition received information that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has officially arrested nearly 40 individuals in the greater New York area, as part of a targeted enforcement operation.
In a memo dated Saturday, February 11th, ICE claimed that these arrests were part of “routine, daily targeted operations” and noted that additional persons encountered during these operations would, “when appropriated [sic], arrested by ICE.” ICE has already confirmed operations in five other states last week.
According to the Immigrant Defense Project, these are your rights if you are being arrested by ICE:
• You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to speak to a lawyer.
• DO NOT LIE. It can only hurt you in the future.
• You do NOT have to share any information about where you were born, what your immigration status is, or your criminal record. Ask to speak to a lawyer instead of answering questions.
• You do NOT have to give them your consular documents or passport unless they have a warrant from a judge.
• You do not have to sign anything.
For more information about your rights, click here.
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