According to CNN, In the last week “a series of immigration arrests have unleashed waves of fear and uncertainty across immigrant communities”.
The article explains how a lot of people are hiding in their homes, because of their fear of being deported. Some don’t even go on Facebook and put curfews on themselves. Everything to minimize the possibilities of being “caught”.
The piece also talks about the case of Guadalupe Garcia, a mother of two who was arrested in 2008 and convicted of fraud for using a fake Social Security Number. After that she had to check in with immigration regularly, and then she was sent back (each time) to her family. In this occasion (this actually was her eighth time) she was deported to Mexico.
This is only one of the many examples of deportations that have taken place along our country.
Some people are missing school and live in fear that their government is coming for them or coming for their parents.
ICE said on Friday that about 160 foreign nationals were arrested during the week. Of those, 150 had criminal histories, and of the remaining arrests, five had final orders of removal or were previously deported.
This is why it’s so important to remember your rights:
The right to remain silent is for everyone.
You also have the right to demand for a warrant of arrest and or search warrant.
You have the right to refuse entry to your home without a warrant.
And, more importantly, you have the right to an attorney.
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