First and foremost, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Alaska takes a very pragmatic and serious approach to the enforcement of immigration laws. Rare are the cases of individuals who have not crossed paths with the law who find themselves in the sights of ICE in this state. In other words, if you do not have a previous deportation order and/or have not committed a criminal offense that makes you deportable the chances of immigration “picking you up” are lower. That does not mean that individuals who are in the United States without permission or out of status have a free for all. Do not confuse a priority system based upon ICE’s resources with the idea that it is OK to violate immigration laws. So, if you are out there as an immigrant (including residents or naturalized citizens – yes Uncle Sam can take your naturalization away under certain circumstances) with a criminal background or have a previous order of removal – even if you have TPS or are checking in with ICE- call an immigration attorney experienced with these type of cases ASAP.