In a previous article (“What Are Your Rights If Undocumented and ICE Stops You on the Street?”), we informed you that all people living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain U.S. Constitutional rights. We further advised you of your rights if you are undocumented and ICE agents stop you on the street or in a public place.
In a subsequent article (“What Are Your Rights If Undocumented and ICE Visits Your Home?”), we advised you of your rights if ICE agents come knocking at your door.
In this article we will discuss your rights if you are undocumented and ICE agents come to your work place.
ICE agents cannot come to your work place unless a) they have a valid search warrant, or b) the consent of your employer to enter.
In case ICE agents enter your work place, be aware of the following:
1. Do not panic and do not try to run away.
- You may try to leave by walking calmly to the exit, but if stopped by ICE agents, do not try to exit the building.
- If questioned by ICE agents, you may tell them you want to remain silent.
2. You have the right to remain silent.
- You do not have to speak to the ICE agents or answer any questions.
- If you choose to remain silent, say so out loud.
- If you are asked where you were born or how you entered the United States, you may remain silent.
3. You have the right to refuse to show any identity documents that say what country you are from.
- Do not show any false documents.
- Do not lie.
4. You have the right to speak to a lawyer.
- If you are detained or taken into custody, you have the right to immediately contact your lawyer.
- If you do not have a lawyer, you may ask for a list of pro bono lawyers.
- You may refuse to sign any paperwork until you have had the opportunity to speak to a lawyer.
If you want more information about your rights or learn if you might be eligible for immigration benefits or relief, contact the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 312.641-0771.