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ARRESTED? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO!

An immigration officer has the power to arrest if he believes there is probable cause or reasonable suspicion to believe that a person is in violation of the law and is likely to escape before a judicial warrant can be obtained. If a person is arrested he/she should insist on speaking to a lawyer. A person arrested without a warrant on expressing a wish to consult with an attorney must be given a minimum two hour period to communicate with counsel and the Immigration must desist from questioning the person during this period. The Patriot Act of 2001 allows the Department of Homeland Security to hold a person for seven days provided the Attorney General certifies that the person is a terrorist. An immigration officer may not approach an individual who is merely walking on the street and demand an ID, according to our constitution. If a person is arrested, it is prudent to refuse to answer until the person speaks to his attorney. If such an event occurs and you do not have access to a lawyer, call us, we are available. If you need help or advise, call us at 212-944-9420.
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