The current immigration climate is tense. Undocumented people fear not only for deportation but also for the care and wellbeing of their children. It is important that people that are undocumented make plans in the event that this situation takes place. Among the first things to be planned is the provision of care and supervision of minor children while the parents are in the process of the deportation.
It is important to keep all detail information of the child. If the child is an American Citizen, having their passports updated should be a priority. In addition, it is often suggested to create a power of attorney limited to the event of deportation. In this power of attorney, the parents should assign a guardian to take care of the child and allow permission to travel with the guardian. The undocumented person should also consider leaving financial provisions for the care of the child.
It is often recommended that the undocumented person carries information of their attorney or a legal service organization. Their immigration paper should be safeguarded as some people are in the process of obtaining legal status.
If ICE comes to your home, they need a valid search warrant signed by a judge. An ICE deportation warrant is not the same as a search warrant. If this is the only document they have, they come to your home unless someone agrees. If ICE stops you on the street, you have the right to remain silent.
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