Protecting Yourself Against Immigration Enforcement and Raids

Here are steps you and your family can take to be prepared for an immigration enforcement action:

  1. Meet with your family to draft a family preparedness plan. Watch Informed Immigrant’s Know your rights & family preparedness video. This video will guide you and your family on how to best prepare for enforcement action.
  2. Learn what to do to protect yourself during an immigration enforcement action by reading Informed Immigrant’s How to prepare yourself for an immigration raid.
  3. Learn what to do if you have contact with the police, immigration agents, or the FBI by reading the American Civil Liberties Union’s Know Your Rights: Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents, or FBI
  4. Always be prepared by carrying with you a copy of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center “Red Card.” These cards have Know Your Rights information that you can use during an enforcement action.
  5. Share Know Your Rights information with friends and family using the Immigrant Defense Project’s Know Your Rights with ICE flyers. The flyers have answers to commonly asked questions about immigrants’ rights during an ICE enforcement action.

Hotline Numbers to Call to Report Immigration Enforcement in Your Community

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Nonprofits and government entities in the Bay Area have partnered to provide free, confidential hotlines that you can call if you see ICE or immigration agents conducting enforcement in your community. Callers will be connected to a Rapid Response Network of advocates and attorneys who are on call to provide immediate assistance.