Under Donald Trump’s administration, undocumented immigrants could face the potential of mass deportations. To find out how those who are vulnerable can protect themselves, mitú spoke with Alvaro Huerta, from the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles, who was gracious enough to share some very helpful information. Here’s what he told us.
“Regardless of whoever is president, everybody in this country has certain rights.”
Dealing with law enforcement, or ICE, won’t be easy, but protecting your rights is straight forward. Like anyone, you have the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney, and you are not obligated to sign anything. If you are in your home, you do not have to open the door to anyone who doesn’t have a valid warrant.
If you are on DACA, here are a few important things to remember.
Those without a criminal history can renew, and you might be eligible for a work permit to extend your time, if DACA is not renewed. However, if you’re not on DACA, it is advisedto notapply now because the information could be used against you.
There are several other useful pieces of information in the above video, so please take two minutes to take in the available information.