ICE Raids Hit Home Here in Marin

One of our own Marin County residents, Hugo Mejia, was taken into custody and he is now being denied an immigration hearing. 
Hugo Mejia, of San Rafael, and Rodrigo Nunez, of Hayward — both undocumented immigrants from Jalisco, Mexico, who have been in the United States for more than a decade — were set to start a new construction project May 3 at a hospital on the Fairfield base. They were detained after a military official discovered they did not have valid Social Security numbers during a routine identification screening and reported them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They remain in expedited deportation proceedings after being denied immigration hearings Tuesday, according to their attorney and local immigration activists. (Marin IJ 6-1-17)

What can you do as employers to protect your valuable employees? Educate your employees on what their rights are. If ICE comes to the job sit 1) they have a right to remain silent 2) ICE needs to have a warrant singed by a "judge" (not an administrative warrant) for the specific person they are looking for 3) ICE cannot come on private property without a warrant and 4) tell them not to run.
On July 11, 2017, I will be giving another presentation on Employers - How to Prepare  for ICE Raids - at Marin Builders. The presentation will provide you valuable information you can put into effect immediately.