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Know Your RightS


Do not open doors

ICE cannot come in without a signed warrant by a criminal judge.  They can only come in if YOU let them.

remain silent

ICE can use anything you say against you in your immigration case so claim your right to remain silent.  You can say, "I plead the fifth amendment and choose to remain silent."

do not sign

Don't sign anything ICE gives you without talking to an attorney.

report & record

Take pictures and video unless you are on federal government property.  Take note of badge numbers, number of agents, time, type of car, and exactly what happened

Useful links

Informed Immigrant

How to prepare yourself for an immigration raid

American Civil Liberties Union

If questioned by police, FBI, customs agents, or immigration officers

Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRCs Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations

United We Dream

United we dream has great resources that let you Know Your Power and has a Stay Network that allies can join to stay up-to-date with the latest changes.  United We Dream manages and runs the MigraWatch Hotline: 1-844-363-1423 to report ICE and CBP activity

Family Preparedness Plan

Hope for the best but plan for the worst.  This document will guide you through creating a plan in the event a caregiver is removed from your home.

National Immigration Law Center

One of the leading organizations in the US exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.

LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs

The mission of the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs is to advance the well-being of all immigrants in the county of Los Angeles

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