MORE KEY ADVICE The ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) agents will likely be coercive, intimidating, and will question or ignore your request for an attorney. You have the right to remain silent. Remain strong. Agents will attempt to get a person to voluntarily sign deportation papers stating that if done, the deportation will not go on their record and will not affect their chances of applying for entrance into U.S. at a later time. This is not true.
In case of detention by immigration authorities: 1. Insist on your rights. You might NOT hear your Miranda rights. 2. Anything you say can be used against you. Only give your name. 3. Request access to YOUR ATTORNEY. DO NOT sign any paper or provide any information unless your lawyer is present. 4. DO NOT admit anything without the advice of an attorney. 5. Although you have the right to contact the consulate of your country of origin, we discourage this because the immigration agents particularly want to know the country of origin of the detainees. NOTE: The immigration agent’s objective is to gather information regarding when, where, and how an immigrant entered the country. The information gathered is used to determine what charges are to be presented and where to deport the detainee. It is very important NOT to offer any information because certain individuals can face federal charges and federal prison time before deportation.
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STUDENT: Know Your Rights! YOUR DAILY RESPONSIBILITY Always be informed on the changes in the laws and procedures. It is your responsibility to be up-to-date on the news. Be aware of your rights on immigration, traffic, civil and federal laws.
DISCLAIMER The information presented in this brochure is to inform you of the current situation and the possible options. It is NOT intended to be a substitute for legal advice. IMPORTANT NOTE: Deportation or any other legal action will always remain on a personal record, so nothing should be signed or agreed upon without the presence of an attorney. IN CASE OF INCARCERATION: Ask to speak with an attorney. If you do not have one, you only have the right of a free attorney in case of criminal charges, but not for deportation proceedings. Remember to always carry cash to purchase items from the commissary like mailing supplies, personal hygiene items, food, etc. Carry cash to purchase phone usage time. Calls are collect and only work for land line phones, NO CELL PHONES. Always have your contact list of phone numbers, including attorney phone numbers, ready. The numbers you have as contacts must be for reliable people who can contact an attorney or help. Some home phone numbers DO NOT accept blocked calls. The detainee must pay for the calls (calls are purchased only once a week so use the money wisely).
1. Have all personal documents (e.g. school, medical records) together and in a place where close relatives or friends have access in case of an emergency. 2. Have the contact information of some attorneys in case you get pulled over. Have a contact numbers list of family & friends. All the numbers must be land lines phones, no cell phones. 3. Form support groups in your community, church, school, and work, etc., for information and in case of problems with immigration. 4. Consult an attorney to discuss your situation. 5. Have a plan ready in case you are dismissed from work, arrested or deported. 6. It Is recommendable to have cash accessible and set aside for emergencies. 7. Never disclose your immigration situation. OBEY ALL LAWS! This means no jaywalking, loitering, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk when there is a clearly marked bike line, riding a bike against traffic, etc. Do not drive a vehicle if you do not have a valid driver’s license in your state. Increasingly, police authorities are acting as immigration enforcers and have been stopping students on the slightest infractions.
DO NOT answer any immigration related questions to a police officer (NOTE: It is NEITHER RECOMMENDABLE OR REQUIRED to share this kind of information with a police officer). DO NOT run at the sight of a police officer or other authority. • If asked, give the authorities: • Your name. • In case of a traffic stop also provide: • Vehicle registration. • Proof of car insurance. If you are stopped by a police officer follow all their instructions and be cooperative and respectful. DO NOT disclose your immigration status or any other information regarding your immigration situation. NEVER: • NEVER give a false name. • NEVER give a fake document or a document of another country that you have not obtained personally. (Note: Showing a foreign document can make the police officer suspicious of your immigration status and give them grounds to call immigration authorities.) • NEVER run from the scene. • NEVER admit to any wrongdoing that you did not commit. NOTE: If your vehicle is impounded, do not seek to retrieve it yourself. Look for an attorney’s advice. More Information : www.todayiact.com
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