WHAT TO DO IF ICE COMES TO YOUR DOOR
DON’T OPEN THE DOOR
ICE cannot come in without your permission and must have a signed warrant from a federal judge.
DON’T SIGN ANYTHING
Don’t sign any documents from ICE. Let a lawyer or advocate read it and explain it to you first.
Anything you say to ICE can be used against you so do not answer any questions. Request to speak to a lawyer.
TIPS ON PROTECTING OUR UNDOCUMENTED COMMUNITIES
If an ICE agent knocks on your door, ask them to slide the warrant under the door. The warrant must be addressed to the person that they are looking for. It MUST be signed by a federal judge.
If they do not produce a judicial warrant as described above, you have the right NOT to open the door. Tell them: “I do not consent to your entry.”
You have the right to remain silent.
You have the right to speak with an attorney. Try to have on hand the G28 form on hand which allows an attorney to make inquiries on your behalf.
Find a lawyer, including pro-bono immigration legal services here.
You have the right to resist unlawful searches.
Do not sign documents without first speaking to a lawyer.
If you have a final order of removal, avoid going home, work or being anywhere where ICE agents might have an address for you.
If you are interested in seeking sanctuary, please email us so that we can support you in navigating a safe space.
Find a local rapid response network in your city or state to access resources.
Build a family plan, asset plan and bond plan. Talk to your roommates and family about your situation.
Everyone in the household, including family and friends who are citizens, must be familiar with their rights.
You have the right to record ICE activity on your phone without getting in their way. Report these activities to your local ICE Watch hotlines, if they exist, or report to the Deportation Defense Hotline (1-844-363-1423