Concerned about violations of your rights or the threat of immigration enforcement? The information below can help.
Attorney General's Civil Rights Violation Hotline
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has launched a Hotline to report harassment in the wake of the presidential election.Residents can call 1-800-994-3228 or fill out an online civil rights complaint form if they've witnessed or experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence against immigrants; racial, ethnic and religious minorities; women; and LGBTQ individuals. The Hotline and complaint form are available in English and Spanish.
Potential hate crimes – including bias-motivated assault, battery, and property damage – should also be reported to the local police. If you fear for your immediate safety should call 911.
"Know Your Rights" Resources
The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) has released materials to educate community members and advocates about how to protect their rights in the event of encounters with federal immigration authorities.
You can download IDP's 2-page flyer “Know Your Rights with ICE,” available in English and Spanish. For more detailed information, download IDP's 11-page booklet “Immigration Arrests in the Community: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights,” also available in English and Spanish.