For weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agents have been aggressively detaining and arresting individuals in and outside of courthouses. We’ve heard unsettling stories throughout the country.
Because Portland is a sanctuary city, local law enforcement and/or prosecutors are prohibited from helping ICE carry out their mission. Unfortunately, it appears that some government employees are ignoring this law. This is happening now!
Do not rely on what ICE agents tell you. Ask for a lawyer and refuse to sign anything. Say that you will not answer any questions without an attorney. THE END. DO NOT SPEAK. DO NOT COMMUNICATE.
The Immigrant Defense Project’s website provides very important information on what you need to know if/when this happens to you or a loved one.