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Q. THE POLICE/IMMIGRATION ARE KNOCKING ON MY DOOR BUT I DO NOT WANT TO LET THEM INSIDE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

A: You do not have to open your door to any immigration agent or police officer unless they have a search warrant with your address on it. You may ask the agent or officer through the closed door what you can help the officer or agent with. If they are requesting to come into your home, they need a search warrant to enter. Ask the police officer or immigration agent through the closed door if they have a search warrant. If they do, you have a right to read the warrant. If they do not, you do not have to open the door for the police or agent and eventually they will go away. Following such an encounter, it would be wise to speak to an attorney before speaking to police again.