Know Your Rights

Online Resources

Request a "Know Your Rights" Workshop in your City or Town

  • The American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) provide “Know Your Rights” presentations upon request that include an overview of the current immigration landscape, legal updates, what people’s rights are if they encounter immigration enforcement, an overview of the court process, and referrals to legal services providers across Massachusetts. These presentations are targeted to the specific audience and are available in at least six languages. To request a presentation or to volunteer to do one, contact Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin at PAIR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All materials and presentations are free. 

Learn how public health workers can help undocumented immigrants and their families

  • Public Health Awakened, a group of public health professionals organizing a health equity-based response to the Trump administration, has published a Guide to Public Health Actions for Immigrant Rights, for people working at local health agencies who are looking to protect and support undocumented residents and their families.

Attorney General's Civil Rights Violation Hotline

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has launched a Hotline to Report Incidents of Bias-Motivated Threats, Harassment, and Violence 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 forms 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.

Fight hate! Protect yourself and others

  • Protect yourself and others using know-your-rights palm cards (available in English and español) made by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.