Know Your Rights
Information and Forms
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Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants
Whether you’re renewing your Green Card, becoming a citizen, or trying to choose the right forms, immigration issues can be complicated – and it’s important to do things right. Use the resources on this page to help you spot and avoid scams, and find the right kind of help.
Criminal and Immigration Law: Defending Immigrants' Rights
The crossover between immigration and criminal law is one of the most complex and technical areas of law today. The ILRC is recognized as a national leader in this field, in analysis, teaching, and policy work.
Know Your Rights: What to Do If You're Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents, or the FBI
We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. This card provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights.
Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement
This booklet addresses what rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by law enforcement officers. This booklet is for citizens and non-citizens with extra information for non-citizens in a separate section.
Learn How to Protect You and Your Family During Immigration Raids
Some people who are not United States citizens have been arrested or detained by the U.S. government. Learn how to protect yourself so this does not happen to you!
Living in the US: A Guide for Immigrant Youth (English and Spanish)
Immigration issues are tricky. There are many ways in which your immigration status – whether you’re a green card holder or undocumented – can impact your ability to get a job, go to college, or even remain in the United States. That’s why we created this resource especially for immigrant youth. We hope you find it useful.
National Immigration Law Center
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is an organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
Sexual Orientation and Immigration
You cannot legally be denied entry into the United States based on your sexual orientation. Immigration officials are not legally permitted to ask about your sexual orientation. Click here to learn more.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Noncitizens
If you are a noncitizen in one of certain immigration categories granted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you may be eligible for SSI. Click here to find out more.
Unaccompanied Children Resource Center
A website with information about immigration, including legal resources for the public.
What Are My Rights as an Immigrant When Talking to the Police or ICE?
You have constitutional rights when talking to the police or ICE even when you are an immigrant. Learn what you can do, what you don't have to do, and what you must do when talking to the police or ICE.