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					“Know Your Rights ” Training

Korean American Resource & Cultural Center
             August 21, 2007
Why is it important to know your rights?
   1. Regardless of immigration status, knowing
     rights is important because
    ICE and local police will not necessarily tell
     you what your rights are in the context of a
     raid or immigration status inquiry and
    As a immigrant, you may become a victim of
     racial profiling.
       Reality is getting worse!
 the absence of federal action such as passage of
  Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and more
  cities and towns are passing local laws or
  ordinances. Ex) Waukegan
 Recently, Michael Chertoff, Secretary of DHS,
  stated that raid were only going to increase.
 Massive No-Match Letters will be sent out in fall.
 What to do if immigration or police
comes to your home?
   Do not open the door
   Ask the officer if they have warrant
   Review the warrant and look for your name, your
    address, and a signature
   If the warrant looks valid and it has your name,
    go outside and talk to the officer
  You have the right NOT to let the officer enter the
    house
 What to do if immigration or police
comes to your workplace?
 Stay calm. Do not run!
 You have the right to keep silent
 Do not tell the immigration officer or police
  where you were born or what your immigration
  status is.
 Do not show the officers any papers or any
  immigration documents. If they ask for your
  papers, tell the officer, “I wish to talk to a lawyer.”
What to do if you are detained?
 Write down the name of the officers and their
  agency
 Remain silent and request to speak with a lawyer
 Contact your attorney or a family member
You have the right to make a telephone call after
  you are arrested
 If you need language assistance, you have the
  rights to request it
 Do not take “voluntary departure” – signing that
  agreement means that you won’t get a hearing in
  front of a judge and you will have to leave the
  U.S.
Develop a safety plan
1. Make a plan with your co-workers
 Talk with your co-workers to see if they are
  willing to make a collective decision that
  everyone - regardless of their immigration status
  - will remain silent and ask to speak with an
  attorney in the event of a workplace raid.
 Tell co-workers not to run and to remain calm if
  there is a raid.
  2. KNOW WHAT DOCUMENTS YOU
      SHOULD CARY WITH YOU

 Carry a card with the contact information of your
 immigration attorney and/or union
 representative.

 Carry a card, indicating that you wish to remain
 silent
3. MAKE A PLAN TO CARE FOR YOUR
             FAMILY
 If you have children or elderly relatives, make
 arrangements in advance for a family member or
 friend to care for them if you are detained.

 Make sure you designate individuals you trust to
 make decisions for you if you are detained.
4. FIND AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

 Find an attorney who specializes in deportation
 defense who may be able to represent you if you
 are detained.

 Have the names and phone numbers of several
 good immigration attorneys posted near the
 telephone at home so family members can call an
 attorney if you are detained.
 If ICE refuses to allow you to call a lawyer or
 family member, then at that time, give them only
 your name and date of birth. Once a person is
 detained, in order for an attorney or family
 member to get information about the person,
 such as where the individual is being detained,
 you need to provide the detention office (DRO)
 with the name and date of birth of the detainee in
 order to locate them.

				
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