Know Your Rights

Be Ready Be Strong

The Advocates for Human Rights' Be Ready Be Strong initiative is designed to prepare communities for immigration enforcement.

Step 1: Identify your immigration options.

Step 2: Prepare yourself and your family.

Step 3: Know Your Rights

  • Get the ILRC Red Card to show to law enforcement. 
  • Download IDP's Know Your Rights with ICE posters and flyers
  • Practice: Remaining silent, refusing to sign papers, or asking to see a warrant before opening the door is not easy. Make sure you and everyone in your house knows what to do.

Remember, everyone has rights:

  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • You have the right to speak to a lawyer.
  • You have the right to refuse to sign any paper you do not understand or do not agree with.
  • You have the right to see a warrant signed by a judge before giving ICE permission to come into your home. If ICE does not have a warrant, you can keep your door closed.

Know Your Rights - When Encountering Law Enforcement - This pamphlet by the ACLU gives practical advice on what to do and what your rights are if you are stopped by law enforcement.  Available in English Spanish | Arabic | Urdu Hindi Punjabi Farsi Somali


Report Discrimination: Discrimination is a human rights violation and should not be tolerated.  Hold public and private institutions accountable by reporting abuse.