ICE is No Joking Matter

September 10, 2015 11:26 am
by David Jakeman

For most immigrants and immigration attorneys, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is no joking matter. When ICE gets involved, serious things are about to happen. For immigrants, it can mean deportation, detainment, or criminal charges. That’s why we thought we’d share these icy jokes on a hot summer’s day. But we wouldn’t recommend sharing these with any ICE agents who might come your way. They’re not known for having very good senses of humor.

Cold Jokes

Here’s an ICE-themed joke you might enjoy. What did the penguin say to the other penguin? Nothing, he just gave him the cold shoulder. Okay, most immigration attorneys would probably agree that joke is really not that funny. Let’s try again. What food was forbidden on the boats of Arctic explorers? Leeks! Okay, you might say that we’re stretching the connection to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to cold jokes, just because their acronym spells out ICE.

Good immigration lawyers know all the best ways of getting their clients out of the clutches of ICE agents and detention centers, but even then, sometimes the odds are just too stacked against their clients. Perhaps that’s why it’s important to keep a positive attitude and your spirits up. Perhaps corny jokes about ICE might not do it, but trying to have a sense of humor does help—although that’s hard to say to an undocumented immigrant who may be taken away from their family.

Immigration Attorney

A much better defense against ICE agents than lame jokes is a good immigration attorney. Whether you’re looking for an immigrant in Northeast Maine or on the islands of Hawaii, immigration lawyers can provide much better advice than dumb jokes picked off of random websites on the internet. Unfortunately, sometimes undocumented immigrants pick the wrong attorney who really doesn’t know what they’re doing. Others get hoodwinked by those posing as immigration attorneys.
Remember, you can always ask to see an attorney’s credentials. It would also be smart to ask for references from the attorney. If you find anything to be suspicious in their behavior, be sure to seek a second or even a third opinion. That can be difficult though, because many immigrants have hectic and stressful jobs that make it hard to even find enough time to make it to one appointment, let alone two or three. But it’s better safe than sorry.

So, to round this article out, we can finish with a few lawyer jokes, since most everyone finds them funny. What’s the difference between a trampoline and a lawyer? The answer to that is that you generally take your shoes off before you jump on a trampoline. Except, of course, if you found yourself a good immigration attorney. Then, you probably want to give them chocolates or something.

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