What to do if ICE comes to your door
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DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR
ICE cannot come in without a signed warrant by a criminal court judge. They can only come in if you let them in.
ICE can use anything you say against you in your immigration case so claim your right to remain silent. You can say, "I plead the fifth amendment and choose to remain silent."
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING
Do not sign anything ICE gives you without talking to an attorney.
REPORT AND RECORD
Report the interaction immediately: UWD hotline 1-844-363-1423
Take pictures and video unless you're on federal government property. Take notes of details like badge numbers, number of agents, type of car, and exactly what happened.
Get a trustworthy attorney and explore all options to fight your case. If detained, you may be able to get bail - don't give up hope!