Last week, President Trump made a statement about potential large-scale deportation
raids happening in the coming months. Recent reports suggests U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement is expected to begin targeting immigrant families for raids, deportation,
and family separation as early as this week.
We cannot stop these cruel and unnecessary actions, but we can take action to protect
and support the immigrant families and communities who are at greatest risk. It is important to stay informed, remain calm, and know your rights.
Everyone in the U.S. has certain rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, regardless
of their immigration status. If you and your loved ones find yourselves affected by
a raid, you can protect yourselves. Four key steps to remember (from the Immigration
Legal Resource Center’s Red Card):
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OPEN THE DOOR if an immigration agent is knocking on the door. If they have a judicial warrant
to enter, they will not need your permission.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS from an immigration agent if they try to talk to you. You have the right to remain
silent. If you do answer, do not lie.
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING without first speaking to a lawyer. You have the right to speak with a lawyer.
If you are outside of your home, ASK AGENT IF YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE AND IF THEY SAY YES, LEAVE CALMLY.
Please read the additional information (compiled by Emerson Collective) and share
with your personal networks.
Know Your Rights & Ensure Others Know Theirs:
These ACLUvideosclearly break down how to prepare in case of an ICE arrival.
Thedeportation defense hotlinefrom United We Dream is 1-844-363-1423 – use it if you witness an I.C.E. Raid or any
other immigration activity in your community.
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Call on your Senators and Representatives to restrict funding to Border Patrol and
ICE, which were responsible for family separation, the recent deaths of children in
custody, and are now planning to terrorize families and communities across the country
with raids. Dial 1-202-224-3121 to be connected now.
Support Organizations Doing Critical Work at the Border:
Clickhereto find a list of organizations providing assistance and legal aid to immigrant families
at the border. Learn about groups such as Al Otro Lado, Justice in Motion and the
Southern Border Communities Coalition, who are on the front lines in reuniting families,
providing legal representation, and advocating for policies to support immigrant communities.