Advocates' advice for immigrants: If ICE knocks, don't open the door
Lorena Melgarejo was awakened by her cell phone at 5 a.m. one day last fall. The caller was asking for help: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were at his front door, and he didn't know what to do.
"You have the right to not open the door," said Melgarejo, head of community group Faith in Action Bay Area, who got the call as part of her work for a hotline monitoring ICE activity in San Mateo County.
The man didn't open the door, and the officers walked away - nothing...