Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border

The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agency as the authority to inspect and confiscate electronic devices of any traveler entering the United States, including that of Unite States citizens.  The government has asserted a broad authority to inspect an individual’s electronic devices, including cell phones, laptops, and e-Readers.  This sometimes leads to CBP officials to…

Abuse in Immigration Detention Centers

Many of the immigrants that come to the United States are fleeing persecution, and abuse in their home countries.  One of the requirements to demonstrate a person is eligible to be a refugee is that the government was unable or unwilling to protect them in their home countries.  Often this is shown by the country…

Maryland Immigration Bonds

Many immigrant detainees are deported quickly after being detained because they were not able to get a bond granted at an immigration master calendar hearing, unable to obtain legal representation, or able to post the full amount of their bond.  I have seen Immigration Judges give immigration bail bonds ranging from as little as $3,500…

Legal Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

All individuals living in the United States including undocumented immigrants have certain U.S Constitutional rights. If you are undocumented and an Immigration agent (ICE) knocks on your door, know that you have the following rights: You do not have to open the door unless they show you that they have valid search warrant. ICE deportation…