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Immigration Resources

Catholic Charities stands in solidarity with immigrants during these alarming and challenging times and will continue to pray for their safety, provide them with assistance, advocate for their rights, and treat them with compassion, respect, and dignity. Read more about our position here.

Immigrants have fundamental constitutional rights regardless of their status and are guaranteed due process and equal protection. We have compiled the below vital resources that may help keep our vulnerable immigrant neighbors safe during anticipated upcoming ICE raids.  Please share these resources with all who may need them.

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

The information below and the guide was provided by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. established by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

YOU HAVE RIGHTS regardless of your immigration status. You may be at risk of being deported if you are undocumented, if you are a non-citizen with a criminal history, if you are on parole, or have a prior deportation order. To protect yourself, your family and your community you must KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Knowledge is power. Act NOW. Do not wait. Be prepared. 

This guide, translated into 9 languages, contains:

  • What you need to know and do when encountering immigration agents, the police, or the FBI.
  • How to read a warrant.
  • Twelve things for you and your family to remember in ANY situation.
  • A Plan for what to do if a loved one calls you from an immigration detention center or a police station.
  • Emergency Contact Information Sheet.
  • Emergency Planning Checklist.
  • Workplace Planning Checklist.

Learn more about Catholic Charities' Immigration Services.

 

CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS: Guía sobre sus derechos en relación a contacto con oficiales de inmigración o la policía

USTED TIENE DERECHOS sin importar su estado migratorio. Usted podría estar en riesgo de ser deportado si no tiene documentos, si no es ciudadano y tiene antecedentes penales, si está bajo libertad condicional o tiene una orden anterior de deportación. Para protegerse, a su familia y a su comunidad, usted tiene que CONOCER SUS DERECHOS.

El conocimiento es poder. Actúe AHORA. No espere. Esté preparado.

Esta guía contiene:

  • Lo que debe saber y qué hacer cuando se encuentre con agentes de inmigración, la policía o el FBI en distintos lugares.
  • Información sobre cómo leer una orden judicial.
  • Doce cosas que usted y su familia deben recordar en CUALQUIER situación.
  • Su plan de emergencia.
  • Su hoja de contactos de emergencia.
  • Su plan sobre qué hacer si uno de sus seres queridos le llama desde un centro de detención de inmigración o de una estación de policía.
  • Su plan de emergencia en su trabajo.

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Additional Resources

Red Cards: The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.  Download and print your red card at https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards

Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergency Plan

Learn more about Catholic Charities' Immigration Services.

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