These are difficult times. As immigrants, we face a lot of discrimination in this country. But we all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and it is more important than ever to know our rights and work for justice.
None of the information in this resource should be considered legal advice. Please speak to an immigration attorney or Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representative about your particular case.
Your rights at home
You do not have to open the door to any immigration agent or to the police unless they have a valid arrest or search warrant.
Your rights in the car
You have the right to remain silent, and you can refuse consent to search your car.
Your rights in detention
If you are detained, you have the right to remain silent and the right to make a phone call, among other rights.
Your rights on the job
E-Verify and your rights at work, such as the right to refuse to sign any document.
Your labor rights
You cannot be fired or deported simply for exercising your rights under the law.
A bond is what you pay the court to ensure that you will show up to your hearings and comply with all final orders of your case.