PRIVATE Signs Protect Immigrants

Dearies: Do you know that ICE can’t enter a residence without a judge’s warrant? Do you know that workplaces can extend a modicum of that protection by putting a Private/Staff Only sign on a door to, say, a back room? The National Immigration Law Center says, that “to show that some areas are private, mark them with a ‘Private’ sign, keep the doors closed or locked, and have a policy that visitors and the public cannot enter those areas without permission.” I’ve heard other lawyer folks say that this measure isn’t ironclad, as the need for a signed warrant pertains only to an area that provides an “expectation of privacy.” But it can help. And, you know, PRIVATE signs are cheap.

(Originally posted March 20, 2016)

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