Know Your Rights
- Know Your Rights: Everyone has certain basic rights, no matter who is president. From the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, and Chinese (traditional and simplified characters). Includes pocket cards, in case you are stopped by ICE or the police.
- Know Your Rights with ICE, a 2-page flyer available in English and Spanish from the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP). For more information, download IDP's booklet “Immigration Arrests in the Community: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights,” available in English and Spanish.
- "Know Your Rights" videos in English and Spanish from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
- Pocket Cards from the ACLU in English and Spanish, in case you are stopped by ICE or the police.
- Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests, a new toolkit released by IDP and the Center for Constitutional Rights, is the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people.
- Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should do Now, a 2-page flyer issued by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, available in English and Spanish.
- Know Your Rights: Is It Safe to Apply for Health Insurance or Seek Health Care? From NILC, versions available in English and Spanish.
- The American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) are organizing immigration attorneys to serve as regional coordinators by county to help organize, schedule and supervise Know Your Rights clinics. Click here to complete an online request for a pro bono attorney to present at the time and place you need.
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.
- 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 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.