The Trump Administration has been on a relentless crusade against undocumented immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and legal immigrants since early 2017. The president’s single-minded focus on immigration reform has led to the passing of several controversial policies and amendments, including the RAISE Act, the Family Separation Policy, and the anti-Muslim travel ban. With the support of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Trump Administration has succeeded in deporting hundreds of thousands of migrants and limiting the type and number of legal immigrants entering the country.
Immigrants from all walks of life are struggling under the current administration. Even people who are currently living in this country are afraid to pursue citizenship because they fear deportation proceedings. Just last year, Antonio de Jesus Martinez was arrested during a routine immigration interview. He has no criminal record and has been living the United States for over 15 years. His only goal in obtaining citizenship is to stay with his family, work hard, and live as a proud American. Antonio de Jesus Martinez is just one of many victims who have suffered under the Trump Administration’s recent policy of turning immigration interviews into deportation traps.
President Trump’s war on immigration is harming undocumented migrants, legal immigrants, and mixed-status families who all want their chance at the American Dream. Tragically, this administration’s anti-immigration agenda resulted in over 250,000 deportations in 2018. The recent arrests at a Dallas company indicate that this number will likely be surpassed before we reach 2020.
The Raid at CVE Technology Group, Inc.
On April 3, 2018, approximately 200 law enforcement officials descended on CVE Technology Group, Inc.’s receiving center in Allen, Texas. News of the raid quickly spread throughout the community, and countless family members raced to the receiving center in order to protect their loved ones. They could only watch and wait as federal immigration agents handed out green (authorized to work) and yellow (undocumented immigrant) color-coded bracelets to every employee. Nearly 300 workers from 15 different countries were detained, making this raid the largest worksite enforcement operation in over a decade.
According to the Homeland Security Investigation (HIS) unit of ICE, the CVE employees are working in the United States unlawfully and have been arrested based on administrative immigration violations. The HIS reportedly received multiple tips that CVE Technology Group, Inc. has been deliberately hiring undocumented immigrants with fraudulent identification documents.
Most of the detainees have been released for “humanitarian reasons” and issued a forthcoming immigration court date. However, 110 people are still being held in federal detention centers in Texas. ICE released a statement after the arrests, explaining, “In all cases, all illegal aliens encountered will be fingerprinted and processed for removal from the United States.”
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In these uncertain political times, it’s crucial that all immigrants have a comprehensive understanding of their legal rights. If you have questions about your immigration status or fear deportation, contact the knowledgeable Houston immigration lawyers at Simon Law Group, PLLC. Our trial-tested legal team has a comprehensive understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding this multifaceted legal process.
So, if you were arrested during this ICE raid, don’t hesitate to contact our firm as soon as possible. Simon Law Group, PLLC was founded to provide legal representation to immigrants the world over. From filing paperwork to deportation defense to the appeals process, we have the legal insight to successfully guide you through each step of your legal journey.
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