Know Your Rights


Regardless of immigration status, everyone in the United States has rights under the Constitution.
Stay calm. Don’t run, argue, resist, or obstruct the officer, even if you believe your rights are being violated. Keep your hands where the officer can see them. Don’t lie about your status or provide false documents.
If immigration agents enter your home or attempt to search you, verbally express that you do not give them permission to enter your home or search your belongings. Ask for a search and/or arrest warrant signed by a judge.
Do not answer any questions. Exercise your right to remain silent and do not sign any documents.
Ask to speak with your lawyer, or the emergency contact listed below.

Keep calm

Stay calm. Don’t run, argue, resist, or obstruct the officer, even if you believe your rights are being violated. Keep your hands where the officer can see them. Don’t lie about your status or provide false documents.

Encounter with immigration officials

If immigration agents enter your home or attempt to search you, verbally express that you do not give them permission to enter your home or search your belongings.
Ask for a search and/or arrest warrant signed by a judge.

Right to remain silence

Do not answer any questions. Exercise your right to remain silent and do not sign any documents.

Speak to your attorney

Ask to speak with your lawyer, or the emergency contact listed below.