All people in the United States have rights, even undocumented immigrants.
It is important to know your rights in case ICE stops you on the street, comes to your place of work, or knocks on your door at home. To learn how to exercise those rights and read why the immigration system isn’t working for most people, take a look at the resources and videos below.
- Educate yourself and others about our rights and power to push back against unjust deportations. Browse the Know Your Rights Know Your Power guide put together by advocates in Cincinnati.
- Learn how to protect yourself from immigration raids and helpful tips to remember with this cartoon in English and Spanish created by CASA of Maryland.
- These Know Your Rights Cards for immigrants can be printed and distributed.
- Learn your rights in each scenario, regardless of immigration status, with this ACLU resource in English and Spanish.
- This resource from Advocates for Basic Legal Equity (ABLE) breaks down how to prepare your family for immigration enforcement (English and Spanish)
- Provide help in a beneficial way. Many immigrants and immigrant families are taken advantage of when it comes to legal assistance. Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) has a flyer they developed for those seeking to be a helper for immigrants in this complicated matter.
- To search for free or low-cost immigration legal service providers by state, county, or detention facility use the National Immigration Legal Services Directory.
- Prepare for and safely defend your rights during encounters with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by watching this We Have Rights video in multiple languages.
- To learn why it is so hard for our country to fix the broken immigration system watch the Frontline Documentary on the Immigration Battle (2015).