Know Your Immigration Rights
Many immigrants, whether in the country legally or illegally, are under the false impression that they do not have protected rights while in the United States. While it may be true that your rights and privileges are limited in the eyes of the government, it is also true that the government recognizes certain inalienable rights belonging to human beings. These are rights that are not limited to legal citizens. Even if you are stopped by an Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agent or a police officer and detained or arrested, you do have some rights. Probably the three most important rights that you have if you find yourself in this situation are:
- Your right to remain silent
- Your right to have an attorney present
- Your right to speak with an attorney
Many clients feel as if they have no rights at all while living in the United States waiting for their immigration matter to get resolved. Whether they are trying to obtain a resident alien card (green card), seeking temporary residency, or becoming a citizen, there are still rights that the government must respect. This has to be a terrible feeling and burden to carry while you are living in the country. Although it is true that you do not have all of the same rights and privileges that an American citizen has, you do still have rights. Every immigrant should become familiar with the rights and protections afforded them under the law.
Understanding and Protecting Your Legal Rights
At Kretz & Romero, PC, we can help you understand all of the facts about your legal rights. If you get detained or arrested, that is not the best time to start trying to find out what rights you have. Every immigrant should look for an immigration attorney that they feel comfortable with in case the unthinkable happens. Our lawyers know the laws concerning immigration, as well as what your rights are in these situations.
If you find yourself in need of a good immigration attorney, then you can retain the service of one of our knowledgeable lawyers. The time to try to find an experienced immigration attorney is as soon as possible for almost any situation because time could be of the essence. You will also not want to choose just anyone to help you handle your case. This could be one of the most important decisions in your life and could mean the difference between staying in the United States and being deported. Our attorneys can provide the legal service and deportation defense you need! Contact an
immigration attorney at Kretz & Romero, P.C. to get experienced advice about your immigration situation.