The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency has a page on its official website titled, “Secure Locations FAQ” which is essentially a guide teaching illegal immigrants how to avoid deportation.
- Schools, such as known and licensed daycares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop
- Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
- Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;
- Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings; and
- During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.
CBP explicitly states that these “sensitive locations” are still subject to “enforcement actions,” but notes that they are still highly unlikely to occur in these zones.
Enforcement actions include apprehensions, arrests, interviews, searches and surveillance, but they can only be carried out in sensitive locations if one of two conditions are met:
- When prior approval is obtained from one of four government officials: the Assistant Director of Operations, Homeland Security Investigations; the Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations; the Assistant Director for Field Operations, Enforcement and Removal Operations; the Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations
- There are “exigent circumstances necessitating immediate action”
In other words, unless the government can directly prove an immigrant is “related to national security, terrorism, or public safety,” they cannot be deported from secure locations.
The guide also features “Español” buttons, which provide Spanish translations for each answer.
There are translations into any other languages.
Finally, CBP offers contact information for anyone who believes that enforcement actions are unlawfully taking place on these designated secure locations.