ICE is Here (on the street, in court, in a car)

Document what ICE agents did during the arrest

It is important to record details of the arrest and tell your loved one’s lawyer. It may make a difference in the immigration case.  You should document the arrest in whatever way feels safe, whether it’s taking a picture, taking a video, or writing down the details of what happened afterwards. For more information on whether you can videotape an ICE arrest, see the next section. It may make a difference in the immigration case. Below is a list of details to record about the raid:

  • How ICE agents presented themselves, including how many officers there were, whether they were armed, how they were dressed and whether they identified themselves as ICE

  • What ICE agents said/did to make an arrest, especially if they lied, intimidated anyone, or if they used verbal/physical force

  • Who was present during the arrest, especially if there were children present

  • Whether the agents searched anyone’s belongings

  • How the agents reacted if anyone denied consent to enter or search

  • How the agents reacted if anyone exercised their right to remain silent or to not answer questions

  • How the agents reacted if someone mentioned any concerns like the need for childcare or medical issues

  • If anyone else was questioned, fingerprinted, or arrested, other than the detained person