In recent years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained and deported record numbers of people from the United States. Many ICE tactics threaten basic constitutional protections. Know your rights when facing an ICE detainer.
Many of ICE’s removal tactics take away even the right to a fair hearing in court as the government rushes to judgment and tries to force people through a rubber-stamp system that ignores their individual circumstances.
These enforcement programs pose a variety of threats to civil liberties:
- the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures
- the constitutional guarantee of due process
- the constitutional guarantee of equal protection
- freedom from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and national origin
ICE’s enforcement practices also impose heavy social costs, tearing American families apart and undermining community trust in law enforcement.
Open the menus below to learn more about your rights when facing an ICE detainer in Maine.