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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.
Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. Laws prohibiting national origin discrimination make it illegal to discriminate because of a person's birthplace, ancestry, culture or language. This means people cannot be denied equal opportunity because they or their family are from another country, because they have a name or accent associated with a national origin group, because they are limited English proficient, or because they participate in certain customs associated with a national origin group, or because they are married to or associate with people of a certain national origin.
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.
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.
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!
Confronted with the same discrimination as other immigrants because of their immigration status, LGBT immigrants often also face difficult challenges because of issues that arise in connection with their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). Click here for more information.
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.