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Preparation is crucial when it comes to an unannounced visit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to your Community Action Agency (CAA) or Head Start Center. The following resources cover tips for responding to immigration officials who show up at your CAA’s offices or Head Start facilities asking to speak to employees or clients, or seeking records pertaining to employees or clients.

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