In the United States everyone, including immigrants, are entitled to civil rights and should be protected from any form of discrimination. According to NIAC’s (National Iranian American Council) Discrimination Center, discrimination is considered any unfair treatment based upon:
- National Origin
For most American citizens, the idea of waking up in the middle of the night and having to prove their citizenship is unheard of and something that would never happen, but for immigrants into the country, this is a weekly occurrence. Many immigrants who enter the United States, whether legal or not, face discrimination and harassment by immigration officers weekly throughout their lives. Despite the Fourth Amendment, immigration officers will still enter into a person’s home and demand to see citizenship documents – regardless of the hour.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, has started an aggressive tactic for seeking out illegal immigrants, while violating the rights of legal ones in the process. Through a combination of work and private raids, these ICE officials harass hundreds of immigrants each week and sometimes falsely accuse or arrest these individuals simply because they are from another country. ICE officials have been seen raiding Latino-based worksites and even employers who are known to employ immigrants. Most individuals, legal or not, are scared of United States officials and this practice only proves why.
Just because a person looks like they come from another country does not give ICE officials or other immigration officials the right to harass a person or even question them. Without probable cause ICE officials should have no reason to question individuals, let alone arrest them. In the United States, the Constitution protects individuals from being harassed by law enforcement and everyone is expected to have the same number of rights under the law. Regardless of national origin, religion, gender or race, people have the same rights to employment, freedom and to live their lives without harassment by ICE officials.
Call a Civil Rights Lawyer
If you have had your rights violated by an ICE official, whether you are legal or not within this country, you still have rights. Contact us, our deportation attorneys and civil rights lawyer can help you not only learn about your rights, but ensure they are protected. Officials who have violated your rights need to be held accountable for their actions and our immigration attorneys and civil rights lawyer can ensure that they will.
If you or a loved one was arrested by an ICE official, do not engage in unruly behavior or misconduct to prove your rights. Do not resist arrest or attempt to escape from law officials, this will only make pleading your case in court that much more difficult. Instead, contact Ali Golchin and his civil rights lawyer. We have over 20 years’ experience in dealing with immigration officials and we can ensure that your rights are protected and help you gain citizenship even if you are here illegally.
Contact an immigration and civil rights lawyer today for a free, no obligation consultation and let the us help you protect your rights against ICE officials.