San Jose, CA asked in Immigration Law, Family Law and Native American Law for California

Q: My mother is a immigrant And we are scared about her getting arrested by ice.

My mother has lived here for 20+ years . She came from Mexico to flee crime and for a better life . We live in California and she has 3 kids that were born here. She doesn’t have a criminal record. She has a stable job and has never been arrested or pulled over by the law. All this news with the ICE raids is making us all worried. We aren’t sure what are rights are since there’s a lot of fake news!!! If the ICE raids are real what kind of people will they look for? Is my mother in danger?

1 Lawyer Answer

Kevin L Dixler

Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: The alleged plan is to look for people with final deportation orders, but incidental to a search, ICE may find others, ask questions and consider whether to detain, release and serve a notice to appear in immigration court.

It can help to review your situation and hers, but it is unclear whether there are any options other than trying to seek relief in immigration court. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.

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