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					Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights




         The Family Support Network
                The Family Support Network
                 Political Setting-Immigration

                         Various States with
                         anti-immigrant laws
                         •Arizona
                         •Alabama
                         •North Carolina
                         •Indiana

            IMMIGRATION REFORM
Senate and House of Representatives= Nothing!
                              Shocking Numbers!

   On average, 1,100 families are being separated
    daily in the U.S.
   In the last 5 years, 48,330 people have been
    deported by the Chicago ICE department,
    leaving an estimated 80,550 children without a
    parent (Illinois is contributing with an average
    of 20-40 people per day).
            “Secure Communities”
                        Program
    DONDE ESTA LA REFORMA?




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                  “SECURE COMMUNITIES”
                 It is in 26 Counties in Illinois
                  surrounding Cook (Cook is not part
                  of it).
                 Under this program (78%) the
                  people being arrested and
                  deported are not criminals or have
                  minor offences.
                 This program encourages local
                  police to focus on arresting people
                  who look like immigrants.
                 Creates distrust with the
                  undocumented community to
                  report crimes (witness of crimes )
                 Drains local police resources

ACTION   MEET YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL
                    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
                 • With Police
                 • With Immigration
                 • Police VS Immigration
                 • At Work
                 • Prosecutorial Discretion
                 • Family Unity Waiver
* The contents of this presentation do not constitute legal advice. Consult an immigration attorney for legal advice.
                                                      With Police
   WHAT TO DO                                  WHAT NOT TO DO
    DO tell the police your name BUT         DON’T LIE. Tell the police you want to
     NOTHING ELSE                              reamin silent . DON’T give explanations,
      DO tell the police you want to remain   excuses, or stories.
       silent and want to talk to a lawyer.
       They should stop questioning you       DON’T SIGN Any document if you don’t
       after that.                             know what it is.
      If POLICE arrests you:
                                              DON’T DISCUSS your citizenship or
       DO ask if you can park your car in a   immigration status with anyone other
       safe place or have a licensed driver
       take it away, to avoid towing or        than your lawyer
       impoundment fees.
                                              DON’T have any objects hanging from
       MEMORIZE phone numbers for three       your rearview mirror. It may provide a
       family members or friends who you
       can call.                               pretext to pull you over

                     PLAN A HOUSE MEETING WITH YOUR
ACTION
                         NEIGHBORS/CO-WORKERS
                                          With Immigration
     WHAT TO DO                              WHAT NOT DO
  REMAIN SILENT, anything you say can be    DO NOT CARRY FALSE DOCUMENTS,
   used against you. Tell the agent you       having false documents is a federal
   want to speak to a lawyer first!
                                              offense.
 You have the RIGHT to:
  Remain Silent, A lawyer, A Hearing, A     DO NOT SIGN any documents unless you
   Bond                                       know what it says, you could be signing a
                                              voluntary departure form
 If Immigration or Police comes to your
     house:
                                            If Immigration (ICE) or the Police come to
  ASK the officer to slip the warrant      your house:
   under the door or hold it up to the
   window so you can inspect it             DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR- Officers need to
  If they try to force the door open:      have a warrant, signed by a judge with a
   Write down the officers badge            recent date.
   number and the licence plate of the
   police car
                     PLAN A HOUSE MEETING WITH YOUR
ACTION
                         NEIGHBORS/CO-WORKERS
                              POLICE VS IMMIGRATION
    POLICE                        IMMIGRATION
    Court: If you have court or   Court: If you have court or
                                  probation and you do not
    probation and you do not
                                  go = Order of Deportation
    go = Warrant for your
    ARREST                        Bond: If you pay 100% of
    Bond: If you pay 10% of       the bond, you can go free.
    your bond you can go          The person who pays must
                                  be a U.S. citizen- it’s
    free.
                                  refundable.



ACTION             CREATE AN EMERGENCY PLAN!
                                                  At The Workplace
Immigration must have a warrant signed by a judge or
the employer’s permission to enter your workplace. IF IT IS
A PUBLIC PLACE, THEY DO NOT NEED A WARRANT
     What to do               What NOT to do
     •Stay Calm                        • DO NOT RUN! This may be
     •You have the right to keep         viewed as an admission that
     silent. You don’t even have to      you have something to hide.
     tell the agent your name          • DO NOT TELL the immigration
     •Tell the officer you ‘want to      officer where you were born
     speak to a lawyer”                  or your immigration status

     If you have questions about wage theft contact: Maritza Avitia 312-233-8756
                                 avitiam@seiu1.org

ACTION             IDENTIFY A LEADER AT YOUR WORKPLACE
               What Is Prosecutorial
                         Discretion?




         GET TRAINED ON HOW TO CREATE PD
ACTION
                   PORTFOLIOS
                           “Family Unity Waiver”

At this time it is a PROPOSAL for REGULATORY CHANGE =
                  IT IS NOT A LAW




  TIP:               www.icirr.org/familyunity
                                Family Support Network Hotline
                          1-855-HELP-MY-Family 1-855-435-7693

 What is the Family Support Network Hotline?
    This 24-hour toll-free hotline offers help to Illinois families
     facing deportation.
    The hotline is staffed by trained volunteers who will listen to
     families and offer referrals to lawyers, social service agencies,
     pastors, and other community supporters.
    The hotline is staffed in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
     and Korean.
    To volunteer or find out more, contact Dagmara Lopez at (630)
     854-4726.

ACTION:                 BECOME A HOTLINE VOLUNTEER!
                                    What to do about FRAUD?
If you know of someone who is promoting or giving out bad information or you
    suspect that someone is taking advantage of others and committing fraud,
    please REPORT IT!
State, city, and county government offices can help you if there is someone, for
   example notaries who say that they can help you to obtain documentation,
   REPORT THEM!
City: Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
   312 744-6060
County: Cook County State’s Attorney, 312 603-8700
State: Office of the Illinois Attorney General, (800) 386-5438
All calls are confidential; these offices will not use the information that you give
    to report to ICE.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

                          February 29th - Springfield
                             Advocacy Day - All-day

                                 BRING A BUS OR VAN...
                                 MAKE IT A FIELD TRIP!



    This is our first advocacy day of the year!
   For More       Contact Artemio Arreola aarreola@icirr.org or
 Information:           Stephen Smith ssmith@icirr.org

				
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