Once the coronavirus pandemic started, as you may know, ICE had slowed, and virtually stopped, its raids into communities with undocumented immigrants living in them. If you are an undocumented immigrant, this was most likely cause for a sigh of relief–albeit a temporary one. This is primarily because now, ICE has deported over 2,000 undocumented immigrants from the United States since only mid-July.
You should note, however, ICE does claim that it is only deporting individuals who have broken serious laws and are dangerous to society. Tony Pham, the interim director of ICE said in a statement, “The aliens targeted during this operation preyed on men, women and children in our communities, committing serious crimes and, at times, repeatedly hurting their victims. Through our targeted enforcement efforts, we are eliminating the threat posed by these criminals, many of whom are repeat offenders.”
Though ICE also claims that at least 85 percent of undocumented individuals targeted by the raids are serious criminal offenders, the New York Times recently conducted a study, based on the government’s own data, and they came to the alarming conclusion that ICE is deporting more innocent undocument immigrants, without criminal records, that they are disclosing to the public. That being said, you should understand that this is only speculation on their part, and the future of undocumented immigrants without criminal records here in the U.S. remains largely unknown.
We understand that this is an incredibly fearful time for undocumented immigrants living here in the United States, which is why we are here to provide you with a sense of comfort and a voice of reason, and we are here to protect you from deportation in any way we can. If you have any questions about ICE, whether you can be deported, and how these raids may impact your legal status here in the United States, we are here to help. Give our experienced New Jersey deportation defense attorney a call today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.
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We understand how much is on the line when clients face matters related to immigration. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance. Our firm is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.