As the grandson of immigrants who realized the American dream of freedom, prosperity, and equality, I firmly believe that diversity within our country must be valued, not belittled.
We must never forget that being American means that we bear the burden to serve one another and welcome people of all religions and nationalities who are willing to come here and share in that responsibility.
I have made bipartisan immigration reform one of my top priorities in Congress. I will readily accept the chance to work across the aisle to develop an effective solution for immigrant families and individuals who call our district home.
DACA recipients: if you are eligible to apply for renewal, do so immediately. Due to two federal court injunctions, USCIS is still accepting renewal applications. USCIS recommends 90 to 120 days to process renewal applications, but renewal time could take longer. You can start your application here → https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction
My office is here to help with any questions you may have regarding documentation and current laws. Regardless of your immigration status, you have certain rights:
YOU HAVE RIGHTS
- You have the right to ask for an attorney before answering any questions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or any other law enforcement.
- Make sure you fully understand the question you are answering and any documents you may be signing.
- ICE must have a warrant to enter your home. If an ICE agent does not show you a warrant, you may refuse entry. A valid warrant must state your correct name and address on it.
No importa su estatus migratorio, usted tiene derechos legales.
- Usted tiene el derecho de solicitar un abogado antes de responder cualquier pregunta del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE: por sus siglas en inglés) de los EEUU, o cualquier otra aplicación de la ley.
- Asegúrese que entiende completamente la pregunda que está respondiendo y cualquier documento que pueda estar firmando.
- ICE debe tener una orden para ingresar a su hogar. Si un agente de ICE no le muestra una orden judicial, puede rechazar la entrada. Una orden de registro válida debe indicar su nombre y dirección correctos.
HAVE A SAFETY PLAN
- If you have a valid work permit or Green Card, always carry it with you for identification purposes.
- Make sure you know the phone number of a family member, friend or attorney who can help you.
- Keep important documents like your birth certificate, immigration documents and alien registration number somewhere where a family member or friend can access them if necessary.
- Make sure your friends and family can find you if you are detained by ICE. They can use the ICE online detainee locator.
Tenga un plan de seguridad:
- Si tiene un permiso de trabajo válido o tarjeta verde, llévelo siempre con para verificar su identificación.
- Asegúrese que sabe el número de teléfono de un familiar, amigo o abogado quien puede.
- Guarde documentos importantes como su certificado de nacimiento, documentos de inmigración y número de registro de extranjero en algún lugar donde un familiar o amigo pueda accederlos si es necesario.
- Asegúrese que sus amigos y familiares puedan encontrarlo si está detenido por ICE. Pueden usar el localizador de detenidos en línea de ICE. https://locator.ice.gov/odls/
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