New York Immigration Raids
The wide-scale immigration raids promised by the Trump administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have largely failed to materialize. However, at least two instances of New York immigration raids were reported on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the Manhattan and the Brooklyn boroughs. ICE agents were unable to gain entry to the residences that they visited because of their failure to obtain warrants for these raids.
Targets in Harlem and Sunset Park
The initial reports of New York immigration raid attempts came from Harlem in Manhattan and from Sunset Park in Manhattan. Because the agents involved in these raids did not have the required warrants needed to enter homes and residential buildings legally, they were denied entry to these areas and could not make any arrests on their initial attempt. ICE officials did say they intended to make another try with the proper warrants in the Sunset Park area on Sunday, July 14.
Knowing Your Legal Rights
Working with a qualified New York immigration lawyer will help you to determine the best course of action if ICE should come knocking on your door. Your New York immigration lawyer can provide you with expert guidance on how to respond if ICE tries to gain entry to your home or building. You may be able to refuse entry to these agents if they do not have valid warrants to enter the premises. This can provide you and your family with an added layer of protection against detention and potential deportation by ICE and other federal officials.
Were You Targeted in New York Immigration Raids?
If you need a qualified and experienced New York immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can help with the most knowledgeable and assertive legal representation for you and your family. We can help you prepare effectively for the possibility that you might be targeted by New York immigration raids or other adverse action by ICE. Because our team consists of proven legal professionals and includes a former judge and two former immigration prosecutors, we can deliver the best support for your situation. Call us today at 212-201-9031 to schedule your free consultation in our office. We look forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your own American dream.