Minneapolis is a asylum city, which means that local policies protect immigrant rights. However, ICE is a federal agency and can take holdings anywhere.
President Donald Trump commanded a mass deportation order. Minneapolis is not one of the designated cities, but ICE catches are regularly held in the Twin Cities.
At about 7 am on Monday in southern Minneapolis, ICE officials were on a mission to find Yobany Castro-Romero, 38 years of age, who had a conviction for prostitution in 2009 and who returned to the United States. after her El Salvador.
After the arrest captured on Facebook and shared by more than 10,000 times by the MIRAC immigrant rights group, Castro-Romero was taken forcibly.
ICE says it was without co-operation, refusing to leave its vehicle or follow police orders that were legally issued.
Esteban Rivera exercises immigration law and says it is busier than ever.
“Since the Trump administration took power, my caseload has increased by 200%, at least three times,” Rivera said.
A crucial immigration crackdown is in the president's agenda, seen late in weekend raids.
“People enter our country illegally and go out legally,” said Trump.
Under law, ICE agents have to execute that order without coercion or threats.
“They have the legal authority to search your home, and they will be able to search your home and you should allow them. If they follow the procedure, you must adhere to the procedure, ”Rivera said.
Whether a person is documented or not, if he / she lives in the United States. They have constitutional rights. This means that they can search for their property, or ask for a solicitor if they are arrested.
Rivera says it is a gray area for a car search. He can ask for a solicitor or refuse a search, but if ICE agents have a warrant and probable cause, they can enter that car and make the catch.
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