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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Know Your Rights: Resources on Planned Immigration Raids

July 12, 2019
Press Release

If you are arrested:

  • You have the right to remain silent – ICE can use anything you say against you in your immigration case
  • You have the right to speak with a lawyer
  • You have the right to call the consulate of your birth country – the consulate may assist you in finding a lawyer


If you are mistreated:

  • You have the right to file a complaint
  • Take down important information: number of agents, names, badge numbers, locations, date, time, and other important details


Keep in mind:

  • You don’t have to reveal your immigration status, including to law enforcement and security officers
  • Do not show false documents and do not lie to an immigration agent
  • Do not carry false identification
  • Do not carry papers from another country, such as a foreign passport or consular ID
  • Don’t say where you were born or how you entered the United States

Additional resources are available here:

National Immigration Law Center:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS

American Civil Liberties Union:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
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