In the midst of increasing reports of deportation of US citizens or detained citizens they suspect to be illegal immigrants, and with many states passing controversial laws about immigration, the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
agency has created a hotline to make sure the rights of innocent people are protected.
One of the states with the most radical anti-immigration laws is Arizona where everyone, including those who are registered immigrants, are required to carry along with them their documentation since police officers can randomly check for their immigration status even during routine traffic stops.The Obama administration already says that this law interferes with the federal government's authority over immigration policy.This detainee hotline will answer questions and other queries from those detained by state or local law enforcement agencies if they "believe they may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime", stated by the ICE. ICE personnel will be in charge of the hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.The ICE also said in their statement that "ICE personnel will collect information from the individual and refer it to the relevant ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations field office for immediate action".The toll-free hotline is: (855) 448-6903.photo from: blog.tropo.com
________________________________________________________________________________________________Bruce Coane is a leading lawyer with 30 years of experience in the field of immigration law and employment law. He may be reached via email at [email protected] or his website at Coane and Associates.