26 Jun Trump ordered ICE raids in U.S. cities
By Atty. Crispin Caday Lozano
President Trump initially ordered the ICE to apprehend undocumented immigrants starting June 22, 2019. However, he later on ordered ICE into delaying immigration raids for two weeks saying he will give Congress two weeks to make changes to asylum law before dispatching Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents around the country to deport undocumented immigrants.
As part of Trump’s campaign promise in 2016, he promised to deport millions of undocumented immigrants residing in the United States.
Question: Who are the first target of ICE in immigration raid?
Answer: ICE is giving priority to arrest those who were already deported but are still in the United States. There were about 700,000 of these aliens in a prior estimate. The next priority are those who just entered the United States without authorization. They can be removed without a court hearing, unlike those who have been in the United States for long period of time.
Question: What are the rights of aliens who are subject to ICE raids?
Answer: The ICE cannot enter a house without a warrant issued by the Federal District Court judge. This is not the warrant that the ICE is usually holding in their hands because these warrants are signed only by Immigration Officers. District Court warrants are usually hard to obtain because these are mostly based on criminal activity. Immigration violation is not considered a crime.
Question: What should undocumented aliens do to prepare for these raids?
Answer: It is always recommended for illegal aliens to seek the advice of an immigration attorney about their case. There are rights available that an attorney can do for them.
Note: This is not a legal advice.
- For June 2019, we received approvals of four adjustment of status, six naturalization applications and two certificate of citizenship applications, and one Removal of condition on resident.
- On May 6, 2019, we received approvals of three adjustment of status applications and two Naturalization applications.
- On April 24, 2019, we received approval from USCIS for three naturalization applications and one adjustment of status.
- On March 29, 2019, we received an approval of adjustment of status for a client whose petitioner and primary beneficiary has died under INA 204(l)
- On March 28, 2019, we received an approval of renewal of green card for a client who was in the Philippines under medical treatment for one and a half years.
- From March 4 to 26, 2019, we received six adjustment of status approvals.
- For the month of February, 2019, we received tow approvals of renewal of green card and one approval of removal of condition on residence.
- On January 16, 2019, we received an approval of naturalization for a client who received a waiver of misrepresentation in Immigration Court.
- On January 28, 2019 we received an approval of adjustment of status for a client who entered on a visa waiver.
- On December 6, 2018, we received an approval from Immigration Judge an adjustment of status for a client in removal proceedings.
- On December 26, 2018, we received an approval from USCIS of adjustment of status for a client after our response to Notice of Intent to Deny the case based on good faith marriage issues.
- On December 28, 2018, we received an approval of a naturalization from USCIS for a client who was granted a waiver of misrepresentation in Immigration Court.
- For the month of December 2018, we received approvals of I-751 for three clients.
- For the month of November 2018, we received approvals of two adjustment of status, one naturalization and one U visa petition.
- For the month of October 2018, we received five approvals of N-400 and one approval for adjustment of status, two approvals of I-601A waiver of unlawful presence and one I-751 Removal of Condition on Residence.
- On September 19, 2018, we received an approval of N-400 naturalization application and one Fiancée visa petition..
- For the month of August 2018, we received an approval of four Naturalization applications and five adjustment of status applications.
- On July 27, 2018, we received an approval for permanent resident for a client who was abused by her spouse under VAWA.
If you have immigration problems the Law Offices of Crispin C. Lozano can help you find a solution before your problem gets worse which could lead to deportation and family separation.
Crispin Caday Lozano, Esq. is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and San Francisco Trial Lawyers. He practices immigration law, bankruptcy and personal injury law since June 1999. His contact phone is 1-877-456-9266, email: info@CCLlaw.net