No matter what ICE puts in front of you do not sign it. They are not trying to help you, but rather, trying to deport you. Most likely you will be signing your own voluntary deportation papers, even if you might qualify to win a removal proceeding. The only exception would be to sign the document that states you want to go in front of an Immigration Judge.
Take an Immigration Attorney with you
ICE officials are not their to help you. You are entitled to an attorney if you have been paroled into the U.S. and have an appointment set for the the secondary interview. However, you are not entitled to an attorney if you were immediately sent to a secondary interview at the port of entry.
Do not Admit anything you are not certain of what is being asked.
Many times the reason you are in secondary interviews is because they believe you are inadmissible and want to put you into removal proceedings. Thus, do not admit to anything that might make you removable or that you do not understand. If they are going to put you into removal proceedings, you will have an opportunity to argue the case in front of the Immigration Judge.
Make certain the correct law is being applied
Many times an ICE official will cite or use law that is not appropriate or correct. Make certain your immigration attorney will argue and fight those points if necessary.
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