Resources 101: Important Info for Immigrants & Allies

Whether you are an immigrant or an ally, stay informed and find crucial and carefully curated information on advocacy campaigns, mental health, your rights, and more. Select one or multiple categories below to customize your own list of resources.

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Advocacy Campaigns

Resistance Texters

We need your help ending the attacks on our immigrant neighbors! Sign up now to let us know we can count on you to join our texting team, #ResistanceTexters. In this role you can help mobilize Our Revolution supporters from all across the country to turn out for direct actions to stop deportations!
Source: Our Revolution

No Maíz Gringo

A boycott aimed at Mexico’s government and businesses to divest from importing and using US corn and soybeans. The purpose of the campaign is to send a strong signal to President Donald Trump about the need to have a respectful relationship with Mexico and its people.
Source: Mijente

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Campaign for California Values Act (SB 54)

The California Values Act (SB 54-Deleon) will protect the safety and wellbeing of all Californians by ensuring that state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations, separate families, or divide Californians on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, or national or ethnic origins. The bill will provide essential safeguards to ensure that police, schools, hospitals and courts remain accessible to Californians from all walks of life and that California’s limited resources are directed to matters of greatest concern to state and local governments.
Source: Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (in collaboration with ICE Out of CA Coalition)

We Belong Together

We Belong Together is a campaign to mobilize women in support of common sense immigration policies that will keep families together and empower women.
Source: National Domestic Workers Alliance / National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Defend and Resist – Citizenship and Relief

Join PAZ as part of a Nationwide push for mobilization to protect immigrants and refugees. This day will serve to lift up the dignity, humanity and resistance of our communities and focus on bringing us together in conversations with USCIS, immigration attorneys, and the Mexican Consulate.
Source: Promise Arizona

Rapid Response Against Anti-Immigrant Hate

Join to be notified about anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim events in your state and share resources for pushing back.
Source: Center for New Community

Sanctuary Campus Petition Campaign

The movement is about claiming spaces of resistance and protection for our country's most vulnerable people - including undocumented immigrants, Muslims, black people, and queer folks. #SanctuaryCampus is organizing another round of walkouts and sit-ins.
Source: Cosecha

BRIDGE Act Advocacy Campaign

There are thousands of DREAMers who arrived in this country without documentation as a child, and are now making invaluable contributions to America’s economy and their local communities through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But the legal protections that allow them to stay in this country, creating jobs and paying taxes, are at risk. Many in Washington want to undo them. The BRIDGE Act was just reintroduced in Congress by a bipartisan group of legislators to replace and strengthen these protections, and we must support it. If we lose these protections, the fallout could devastate our economy. Removing 750,000 people from the workforce in a single day or denying their ongoing application renewals would be an economic disaster and would cost our country $433.4 billion in lost GDP over a decade. Removing this many hardworking young people would also be a huge loss to communities around our country. Make a call to your Senators and Representatives today to support the BRIDGE Act!
Source: FWD.us

To Immigrants With Love Campaign

A project of Define American and I Am An Immigrant, #ToImmigrantsWithLove is a new letter writing campaign for immigrants and the allies who love them to publicly acknowledge that we are standing with immigrants no matter what. Join us online via social media using the hashtag #ToImmigrantsWithLove, sign up to receive updates about actions, or share a video of you reading your letter
Source: I Am An Immigrant/FWD.us/Define American

Unite Together Across America Townhalls

LULAC is partnering with Councils and other allied partners to discuss key priority policy issues (economy/jobs, education, environment, health, immigration) and also increase awareness on actions students and parents can take to combat hate crimes and bullying. Contact Sindy Benavides (SBenavides@LULAC.org) to get involved.
Source: LULAC
Community Organizing Toolkits

Protecting Immigrant Communities Toolkit: Municipal Policy to Confront Mass Deportation & Criminalization

This toolkit is designed to help policymakers, at the local level, who wish to create or further strengthen sanctuary style laws and policies. The policy guidance in this toolkit is directly informed by the important lessons of cities and counties who have lead these efforts to date.
Source: The Center for Popular Democracy
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Private Bills and Deferred Action Toolkit for Practitioners

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide an instrument to aid practitioners in producing compelling arguments for extraordinary relief on behalf of their clients, while also appealing to Congress to address the human dimensions of the immigration laws. This toolkit delves into two forms of relief: private bills and deferred action. The goal of this toolkit is to provide concise and helpful information for practitioners representing clients’ whose last possible options for relief are deferred action or private bills.
Source: The Dickinson School of Law at Penn State
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Notifica: Raid Panic Button

This secure app allows people to select contacts they would want to notify in case of emergency and pre-load personalized messages to each recipient. A message to your lawyer would read differently, say, than a message to your spouse. Once you’ve loaded the alerts, no one else can read them. A PIN protects them in case the phone is lost or stolen, and for most users, the hope is they never have to use the app again. For those who do, a single click deploys all the messages by text in less than two seconds.
Source: United We Dream; Huge

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Toolkit: Defend Against ICE Raids

Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests, the product of IDP’s and CCR’s collective work against ICE arrests under Bush and Obama, serves as the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against the Trump administration’s efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people.
Source: Immigrant Defense Project

Redadalertas

A web app for crowdsourcing immigration raid data. The app is an open source tool that will provide real-time, verified alerts to people about immigration raids compiled from community validators. Sign up today!
Source: Cosecha

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#RaidWatch: How to Use FB & Twitter to Expose the Deportation Force

This advice and graphics set provide easy guidance to documenting raids as they happen on the #RaidWatch hashtag on social media. Documenting these raids will help to expose President Trump's deportation force to the general public, rather than just to immigrant communities directly impacted by these raids.
Source: America's Voice

Community Defense Zone Guide

This document lays out a roadmap for setting up Community Defense Zone campaigns in local communities. We know that many people are doing different kinds of work right now, but we also have heard from many that templates are needed for where to start under the new reality. It is meant to be adaptable for small towns and big cities, relevant to red state and blue, meant to get us beyond our usual circles, and it’s best paired with other ‘know your rights’ materials.
Source: Mijente
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NILC Sanctuary City Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit were developed during recent battles to defend against anti–sanctuary city/community-trust proposals. It includes resources developed in both federal and state legislative battles; “federal-level” resources are marked with an asterisk (*). As the 2017 legislative cycle gets underway, we anticipate that additional resources will be developed. If you are willing to share a resource that you’ve developed in your community-trust work, or if you have questions related to this toolkit, please contact Melissa Keaney (keaney@nilc.org) or Avideh Moussavian (moussavian@nilc.org).
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Toolkit: Black Immigration Network Detainee Support

Read this guide to understand more about how to locate immigrants in detention for family members and visits, and an introduction on how to create a visitation initiative.
Source: Black Alliance for Just Immigration
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Sanctuary Center of Higher Education: Background, Definition and Proposal

The inspiration for a proposal for a Sanctuary Center of Higher Education draws on two lineages: the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s and the role of academic institutions in protecting refugee intellectuals.
Source: Counter Punch

Dreamer Town Hall Guide for Congressional Offices

A how-to guide for Congressional offices on conducting a DREAMer town hall.
Source: Congressman Beto O'Rourke

Policy Guide for Cities and Counties to Protecting Immigrants at the Local Level

Local options for protecting immigrants: a collection of city and county policies to protect immigrants from discrimination and deportation. Includes county and jail provisions, criminal legal provisions, city provisions, guide for mapping local authorities, and other resources.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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UWD: Deportation Defense Guide for Members of Congress and Other Elected Officials

A lengthy resource for elected officials and people lobbying elected officials for help on the precise ways that they can contribute to an individual's deportation defense case.
Source: UWD, National Immigrant Project, ILRC, PICO Network, NDLON

ILRC Toolkit for Ending Local Collaboration with ICE

A toolkit for organizers and advocates on how to end policies in their communities that allow local law enforcement to act as federal immigration agents.
Source: ILRC-UWD
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From Raids to Deportation: A Community Resource Toolkit

A thorough guide for immigrants and advocates on navigating raids and detention, with information about ICE offices, consulates, and how to deliver information to family members.
Source: Detention Watch/National Immigration Project
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#Not1More Tools to Fight Deportations

This guide is based on the idea that community advocacy and support for an individual can stop a deportation, even when the person does not qualify for established forms of relief. There are many factors that determine whether someone will be removed from the country or not, but based on the work of community advocates around the country, we know that public support and a strategic campaigns can be the difference between a family staying together, and a family being broken up.
Source: #Not1More

The All-in-One Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests

This toolkit is designed to help communities prevent deportations by keeping local police separate from immigration enforcement.
Source: Washington Defender Association/ILRC/NILC/National Immigration Project/Immigrant Defense Project

E4FC: Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings

This guide is intended to aid certain undocumented students and their lawyers to fight effectively throughout a removal (deportation) proceeding. E4FC has written this guide specifically for students who have already sought all other options to avoid deportation, but we believe the information in this guide should be valuable to all undocumented students and their attorneys.
Source: Educators for Fair Consideration/Asian Law Caucus/DreamActivist.org/The National Immigrant Youth Alliance
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Cyber Security

Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the Cloud

Border agents may attempt to scrutinize the content stored on your phones, laptops, and other portable electronic devices. They may try to use your devices as portals to access your cloud content, including electronic communications, social media postings, and ecommerce activity. Moreover, agents may seek to examine your public social media postings by obtaining your social media identifiers or handles. This guide helps travelers understand their individual risks when crossing the U.S. border, provides an overview of the law around border search, and offers a brief technical overview to securing digital data.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
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Asegure su Identidad Digital

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: su Identidad Digital
Source: Equality Labs
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Asegure sus Comunicaciones

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: sus Comunicaciones
Source: Equality Labs
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Asegure su Computadora

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: su Computadora
Source: Equality Labs
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Asegure el acceso al Internet

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: el Internet
Source: Equality Labs
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Asegura tu iPhone

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: tu iPhone
Source: Equality Labs
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Asegure su Navegador

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: tu Navegador
Source: Equality Labs
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Asegura tu Android

Consejo sobre ciberseguridad: tu Android
Source: Equality Labs
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DACA

Practical Steps to Take if DACA is Repealed

If DACA is repealed by President Trump, it is important to be prepared. This advice has been compiled by immigrant leaders and community to provide best advice on how to do so if you or a loved one has DACA.
Source: United We Dream
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Pomona Letter to Universities

The core mission of higher education is the advancement of knowledge, people, and society. As educational leaders, we are committed to upholding free inquiry and education in our colleges and universities, and to providing the opportunity for all our students to pursue their learning and life goals. This letter has been joined by more than 600 universities and colleges, all standing in solidarity with the undocumented students on their campuses.

NILC: Post-election recommendations for those considering DACA

Recommendations from NILC on whether or not to apply or renew your DACA in the aftermath of the election.
Source: NILC

UWD: DACA During a Trump Presidency

There is no doubt that we’re in a difficult moment. This article provides UWD's best thinking on how to move forward if you have DACA.
Source: United We Dream

iAmerica: Administrative Relief Hotline

Have a question about President Obama's executive actions? Want to know more about the administrative relief? NALEO and iAmerica have teamed up to make sure you're getting the help you need. Call their hotline today: 844-411-iAmerica or 844-411-4263
Source: iAmerica/SEIU/NALEO

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NILC: Post-election DACA Advice

President-elect Donald Trump said, during his campaign, that he intends to rescind the Dept. of Homeland Security memo that authorizes the DACA program. He has not said exactly when this might occur, nor do we know what Trump administration officials might do with information DACA applicants submit on their applications. Until he takes office, it is unclear if he will actually take this step. Given this uncertainty, read this resource for recommendations for current DACA holders and prospective applicants.
Source: NILC
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Information for Educators & Schools

#HereToStay Toolkit: K-12 Educators & Schools

This toolkit was designed to help undocumented students and educator allies work with their institutions to increase the resources and support systems available to undocumented students at their school in such a critical moment in the history of the U.S. - President Trump coming into power. Particularly, this toolkit was created to provide the examples needed for institutions to create sanctuary spaces for their students, parents and educators.
Source: United We Dream
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Maps: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants

This toolkit includes: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants Laws & Policies Improving Access to Higher Education for Immigrants States with Pending Bills on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants Model Language: Tuition Equity
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

TheDream.US – Scholarships for Undocumented Students

TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition. The Dream.US offers two scholarships: the National Scholarship and the Opportunity Scholarship. Read more about them via the link.
Source: thedream.us

TheDream.Us Toolkit: Protecting DREAMers at Colleges

Resources on successful programs, policies, and services other colleges are providing DREAMers.
Source: TheDream.Us

Resource Guide: Lessons for Organizing Sanctuary Schools and Campuses

Lessons for Organizing Sanctuary Schools and Campuses. This resource is designed to provide introductory information about protecting educational settings from intrusive immigration enforcement. It is not legal advice.

For Californians: Post-Election Know Your Rights: AB 60’s Drivers License

Detailed information for those without legal status in California who are hoping to maintain or gain a driver's license under Assembly Bill 60 under a Trump administration.
Source: Drive CA

UWD: Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

A list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.
Source: United We Dream

Univision Scholarship Open to Undocumented Students

Univisión offers several college scholarships that are open to undocumented students. Read more about them here!
Source: Univisión

Golden Door Scholars: Scholarships for DACA Students

Golden Door Scholars invests in education and career access for high-performing DACA students. They provide college scholarships as well as professional development and internship support.
Source: Golden Door Scholars

E4FC Advice for Parents Supporting Undocumented College-Bound Children

Advice for parents hoping to support their children who are undocumented as they pursue and enroll in college.
Source: E4FC

E4FC: Resources for Undocumented Students

A collection of resources for undocumented students, including career guides, post-election updates, scholarships, policy information, and arts-related resources.
Source: E4FC

Safe Space Posters

Creative, downloadable posters to make classrooms, offices and other spaces more welcoming and safe undocumented students.
Source: Teach DREAM NYC

Customizable Unafraid Educator Poster

A customizable poster for educators to place in their classrooms.
Source: United We Dream

TFA Resource Guide for Educators: Making Schools Safer Places for Undocumented Students

A collection of resources to make schools safer places for undocumented students. Resources cover early childhood elementary schools as well as middle and high schools.
Source: Teach For America

After the Election: Ideas for Teachers of ELLs

Lesson plans and discussion guides for talking about the results of the 2016 election.
Source: Colorín Colorado

My Documented Life: Post-Election Recommendations for School Administrators Supporting Undocumented Students

Post-election suggestions for teachers and administrators on providing support and tangible resources to undocumented students and families.
Source: My Documented Life

E4FC Post-Election: What Educators Can Do to Support Undocumented Students

A resource for educators supporting undocumented students. Tips on what to do within your institution, when speaking with undocumented families, and with individual students.
Source: E4FC

My Documented Life: Post-Election Resources for Undocumented Students and Families

The latest post-election news, what it may mean to our undocumented community, and the steps we can take to protect ourselves. You’ll also find more general information about upcoming events, films, webinars, immigration policies, research reports, and more. The page is updated daily so be sure to bookmark it and share it with your networks!

The Dream Project

The Dream Project empowers students whose immigration status creates barriers to education by working with them to access and succeed in college through scholarships, mentoring, family engagement, and advocacy.

SPLC: Responding to Hate and Bias at School

Thorough guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center for educators looking for help responding to hate or bigotry at school to while continuously building a tolerant school community.
Source: Teaching Tolerance

Tips & Talking Points for Adults & Educators Post-Election

In the wake of the 2016 election, students of all ages were left frightened and concerned about their and their family's future. This resource provides suggestions to educators navigating these conversations with their students.
Source: La Comadre

La Comadre: Resources for Speaking to Students about Election 2016

A list of recommended resources for educators to better serve and speak to their children about the election and the grief it may have caused them.
Source: La Comadre

US Dept. of Education: Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School

All children in the United States are entitled to equal access to a basic public elementary and secondary education regardless of their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, or the status of their parents/guardians. School districts that either prohibit or discourage, or maintain policies that have the effect of prohibiting or discouraging, children from enrolling in schools because they or their parents/guardians are not U.S. citizens or are undocumented may be in violation of Federal law. Below are some examples of acceptable enrollment policies, such as requesting proof of residency in the school district, as well as policies that may not be used by schools to deny enrollment to your child.
Source: US Department of Education
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AFT: Immigrant & Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Moreover, they are often the first ones to witness the impact of increased enforcement measures on students and their families. It’s critically important that educators, school support staff and service providers know the tools and resources available to help protect and prepare youth and families for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid.
Source: American Federation of Teachers/UWD/First Focus/NILC
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E4FC Scholarship Lists

"2015-2016 UNDERGRADUATE DATABASES These searchable databases (updated monthly) allow you instant scholarship access at a moment’s notice. Pick whichever database that aligns most with your scholarship search priority." - E4FC
Source: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

College Board Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students

State-by-state education resources
Source: College Board
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E4FC: Tips for Talking to Undocumented Youth About Sensitive Subjects

A short "do" and "don't" guide for educators wishing to speak to undocumented students about their education options.
Source: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
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US Dept. of Education: Educator Guide to Supporting Undocumented Youth

A lengthy guide for educators and other allies working to support undocumented youth in accessing and excelling in secondary and postsecondary settings.
Source: US Department of Education
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E4FC: Top 10 Ways for Educators and Allies to Support Undocumented Students

Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students now reflects new or revised policies in place for undocumented students in 2015, provides a more comprehensive view of what it means to be an ally to undocumented students, and offers additional resources to help you immediately put these 10 tips to practice. This resource is meant to be used by educators, school administrators and allies who work closely with and are interested in better supporting undocumented students. Whether you're a long-time champion of undocumented students or a new educator just learning how best to support this population, there will be something useful in this resource for you.
Source: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
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Know Your Rights

The Rights of Lawful Permanent Residents

This resource clarifies the rights of legal permanent citizens regardless of the current Presidential administration. Permanent residents continue to have all the same rights. This one-pager provides information on your rights as well as things to keep in mind if you want to travel outside the United States, have been convicted of a crime, or are eligible to naturalize to become a U.S. citizen.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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ACLU Know Your Rights Web Resources

This webpage includes a multitude of up-to-date, easy-to-read resources on knowing your rights in a variety of situations, including: Demonstrations and Protests, If You're Stopped By Police, If Questioned About Immigration Status, Anti-Muslim Intimidation, Voter Discrimination, Youth Encounters With Police, ICE Visits, and Searches and Warrants. Many listed resources are also provided in Spanish.
Source: ACLU

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ILRC Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations. Knowing and asserting rights can make a huge difference in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. Red cards provide critical information on how to assert these rights, along with an explanation to ICE agents that the individual is indeed asserting their rights. Instructions for ordering red cards are on the site linked below.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

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SFILEN Emergency Plan

This handout is for immigrants in San Francisco, CA and includes the following: • Important information about your immigration status • Your rights when encountering the police, immigration, or customs agents • Tips on preparing a family emergency plan
Source: San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)
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Kit de Preparación

Aprenda cómo protegerse usted y a su familia en caso de contacto con inmigración
Source: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
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Know Your Rights: Financial Safety

This is a checklist to help immigrants prepare financially if they are at risk of deportation or detention.
Source: National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
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AAAJ: Multilingual KYR Cards

These cards are downloadable and printable in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Gujarati, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Urdu, Vietnamese.
Source: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA)

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Women’s Refugee Commission: Toolkit for Detained Parents

Includes information on protecting parental rights when detained or deported; Making care arrangements for children; Determining if a child is in the child welfare system and participating in that system; Complying with a child welfare ordered reunification plan; Participating in family court proceedings; Reunifying with children following release from detention or deportation; Contact information for state child welfare agencies in all 50 states; Links to state-specific handbooks for parents with children in the child welfare system; Guidance on how to request appointed counsel in family court; List of states that provide court-appointed lawyers in family court; Instructions on applying for U.S. passports from detention; Contact information for adoption reunion registries; Contact information for child welfare agencies in Mexico and Central America
Source: Women's Refugee Commission

Make a Plan: Migrant Parent’s Guide to Preventing Family Separations

A guide for undocumented parents to preparing for family separation if detained.
Source: Women's Refugee Commission

NILC: Know Your Rights At Home & At Work

NILC's guide to knowing your rights at home and at work when confronted by police or immigration officers
Source: NILC
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Financial Handbook for Families Facing Detention and Deportation

This Handbook is designed to assist families facing detention and/or deportation. The focus is on planning to minimize the financial burdens and difficulties caused by detention and deportation. It is not a substitute for individual consideration and legal advice. There may be unique concerns that you have that will not be addressed by this Handbook. The Handbook will alert you to basic issues to look out for; it is your job to think about how these things affect you and to seek follow up information from the relevant company, organization, or agency.
Source: Families for Freedom (FFF)
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MIRC Family Preparedness Guide

This is a guide to help prepare your family for immigration enforcement actions. It includes advice on what do to before, during and after a raid occurs.
Source: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC)
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Know Your Rights posters, flyers and other resources

Immigrant Defense Project has developed downloadable and printable Know Your Rights cards, flyers and a short "ICE Raids Booklet". IDP has been monitoring and gathering stories on ICE arrests at homes, courthouses, and shelters since April 2013. Their materials educate community members and advocates about how to protect their rights during an ICE arrest. IDP developed these materials with legal support from the Center for Constitutional Rights. The materials are available in English, Spanish, French, Punjabi, Arabic, Korean, Traditional Mandarin, Simplified Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Bangla, Hindi, Tagalog, Urdu, Portuguese, and Russian.
Source: Immigrant Defense Project

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Telemundo: Downloadable Know Your Rights graphics

Telemundo has put together basic Know Your Rights graphics that you can download and print in both English and Spanish
Source: Telemundo
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#yodecido: información sobre ciudadanía y inmigración

A site hosted by Telemundo with information about the citizenship process, immigration concerns, voting, and how to build your American dream
Source: Telemundo

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NY Emergency Plan for Detained or Deported Family Members

Emergency Plan in Case of the Detention or Deportation of Family Members: basics of what to do before and after detention or deportation
Source: Legal Aid Society of New York
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“America; I Too”

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), presents its second Know Your Rights film, "America; I Too", starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi. Closed captioning available in Spanish, Korean, and simple Chinese.
Source: CHIRLA

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ACLU: Raid Watch Know Your Rights Video

This Know Your Rights video is a guide put together in response to the increase in raids since President Trump's executive order eliminating USCIS enforcement priorities in January of 2017. Immigration agents may be violating your rights in a new wave of raids. Know your rights.
Source: ACLU

Know Your Rights as a Refugee

As a refugee, it is important to familiarize yourself with your rights under the U.S. Constitution and law. This resource is meant to provide refugee and immigrant communities with urgently needed information to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS in response to the important issues facing our communities
Source: Church World Services (CWS)
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NYC Consumer Protection Tips for Immigrants

Immigrants face unique challenges in the workplace and marketplace. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) created these tips to educate immigrants about their rights and where to turn for help.
Source: New York City Consumer Affairs
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MALDEF: Immigrant’s Rights Under a Trump Presidency

During his campaign, President Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and vowed to build a border wall, rescind the Obama Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) initiatives, and “mass deport” millions of undocumented immigrants. Many families feel afraid and confused. Below are answers to common questions about what a Trump presidency might mean for immigrants. The answers are not a substitute for legal advice.
Source: Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
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VIDEO: Know your rights as a Muslim

Video resource by Muslim Advocates about how to protect you and your family when approached by law enforcement at home or in the airport.
Source: Muslim Advocates

FAQ: California’s AB60 (Drivers Licenses) Under Trump

Donald Trump has proposed sweeping changes in immigration policy during his first two weeks in office. It is unclear how these changes will play out in practice. Many may be held unconstitutional; others will take Congressional or other government action to implement. In the meantime, AB 60 remains in effect in the state of California, and each applicant should make their own decision about whether to apply for a driver's license through the program.
Source: Drive CA
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Resources And Support On Immigration Enforcement Issues

The ILRC trains attorneys, paralegals, and community-based advocates who work with immigrants around the country. We inform the media, elected officials, and public to shape effective and just immigration policy and law. Our staff works with grassroots immigrant organizations to promote civic engagement and social change.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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ILRC Family Preparedness Plan

An important guide to making a Family Preparedeness Plan in the case of a raid or other immigration enforcement activity.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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Printable KYR cards: facing anti-Muslim discrimination

With discrimination against American Muslims on the rise, the ACLU has put together printable cards that highlight your rights. Print and share them in your communities.
Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
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Women’s Refugee Commission: Explaining ICE’s Parental Interests Directive

Explanation of ICE's guide for parents separated from children while in detention.
Source: Women's Refugee Commission

Innovation Law Lab

A resource for both lawyers + immigrants with Know Your Rights info, info on immigration, refugee + detention law, and includes a case management system.

Immi – Learning Center

A learning center with up-to-date information on Know Your Rights for various categories of undocumented immigrants.
Source: Immigration Advocates Network

SFILEN: Immigration Options for Victims of Crime

Multilingual guide to immigration options for victims of crime. Note: contact information is specific to San Francisco but the visa information applies nationwide. Resource is multilingual (English, Spanish, Chinese).
Source: San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)

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SFILEN Guide to Navigating Deportation and Detention

Multilingual deportation and detention brochure. Note: some information is San Francisco specific but much of it is applicable nationwide. Brochure is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Tagalog.
Source: San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN)

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Comptroller NYC Immigrant Rights and Services

A guide to important information and local legal, social service and community resources, will serve as an important tool for the immigrant communities in New York City. It also provides important links to city, state and federal resources available to immigrant families, students, workers and entrepreneurs.
Source: NYC Comptroller

New York Immigration Hotline

Provides general information and referrals on immigration and naturalization questions in more than 200 languages; also helps combat fraud against immigrants. (212) 419-3737 or (800) 566-7636
Source: New York Office of New Americans

ILRC Detainer Map

See the policy on cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities in your area.
Source: ILRC

Ordering a Texas Birth Certificate

A recent settlement now allows immigrants without status to use the matricula or other forms of ID to obtain a birth certificate for their U.S. born children. If there are any problems, call the Texas Civil Rights Project at 512-474-5073
Source: TX DPS

New York City Immigration Policy Resources

Resources on raids, for educators, and health services as well as information on immigration actions and policy taking place in New York City.
Source: New York Immigrant Coalition

NYIC Policy Briefs

Resources on raids, for educators, and health services as well as information on immigration actions and policy taking place in New York City.
Source: New York Immigrant Coalition

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Make the Road NY: Su Guia Para la Acción Administrativa

Spanish and English versions on guidance for executive actions and other immigrant services needed. Guide sends folks to different offices in New York City, Staten Island, and Long Island.
Source: Make the Road NY

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University of California: Post-Election FAQ

Post-election FAQ for undocumented students in California looking to access higher education, specifically within the University of California (UC) system.
Source: University of California Undocumented Legal Services Center
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How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights

Easy guide to filing a discrimination complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.
Source: US Department of Education

CIRI Immigration Fraud Prevention Videos

Spanish and English-language videos to help you learn simple practices to protect and defend yourself from fraud.
Source: Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation
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CIRI Tips to Avoid Immigration Fraud

In general, only licensed lawyers and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives (often called “accredited reps”) working for BIA recognized non-profits, are allowed to practice immigration law. Here, you can learn about immigration fraud and why you want to avoid it.
Source: Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation

SIREN – Bay Area Hotline

Free legal info and low cost referrals to community resources. Spanish/English: (408) 453-3017 Vietnamese/English: (408) 453-3013
Source: SIREN

How Do We Find Them? Locating Someone in Detention in the DMV

Steps to locate somebody in detention in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
Source: CASA de Maryland

TIRRC: Conozca sus Derechos

Estoy detenido por inmigración - cuales son mi derechos? Lee este página por ayuda.
Source: TIRRC
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TIRRC Know Your Rights Packet

The information in this packet is meant to educate you about your rights. Although the information might be helpful, please remember that police officers, sheriffs, and immigration agents might react differently in different situations and there is no way to ever predict an outcome. This is not a substitute for legal advice and you should always talk to a lawyer if you are arrested, receive a citation, or feel that your rights have been violated.
Source: TIRRC
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iAtencion! Protegase de las redadas de inmigracioón!

Spanish-language guide to protecting yourself in the state of Maryland against immigration raids.
Source: CASA de Maryland
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Puente AZ: Know Your Rights

It is important that our family, friends, and co-workers know what our rights are and how to defend them.
Source: Puente Movement

ILRC Video Tutorial: Choosing An Immigration Representative and Avoiding Fraud

This resource is ideal for individuals who work directly with the immigrant community to raise awareness about immigration provider fraud prevention. In this one-hour video, staff attorney Erin Quinn discusses protections available under California law and how to present information about immigration provider fraud at a community meeting.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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ACLU Deportation Preparedness Kit

What to Do, Who to Call, How to Safeguard your Family
Source: ACLU San Diego
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Conozca sus Derechos (Video por Puente)

Spanish-language video that reviews basic Know Your Rights tips and protocol if you are stopped by ICE and then apprehended
Source: National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON)/Puente
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After Trump: Q & A with Atlas DIY legal staff

A series of helpful videos on DACA/DAPA, mental health, and powers of the government for preparing for a Trump administration
Source: Atlas: DIY
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CHIRLA FAQ on Avoiding Immigration Fraud

A guide to recognizing, avoiding and reporting immigration fraud and unlicensed providers. En español: http://www.chirla.org/sites/default/files/Fraude_de_Inmigracion_Final.pdf
Source: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
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ACLU: Your Rights at Ferry Terminal Checkpoints

What are your rights at Ferry Terminal checkpoints? Read this resource for information. En español: https://aclu-wa.org/library_files/FerryCheckpointsSpan%206-08.pdf
Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
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ACLU: Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement

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. Another section covers what can happen to you at airports and other points of entry into the United States. The last section discusses concerns you may have related to your charitable contributions and religious or political beliefs. This booklet tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your rights have been violated. En español: https://www.aclu.org/files/pdfs/immigrants/immigration_kyr_spanish.pdf
Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
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Immigrant Protests: What Every Worker Should Know

Resource from 2006: Immigrants across the country are participating in historic rallies and protests against efforts to criminalize immigrants and in support of comprehensive immigration reform. Advocates around the country have reported firings of immigrant workers who have participated in immigrant protests in 2006. Before they decide whether to participate in such actions, workers need to know that if they do participate in them, they could suffer adverse employment-related consequences. It is important for every worker to know his or her rights and understand the possible consequences of participating in these demonstrations. Use this resource as a starting point to understand the risks and rights you have. En español: https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/protests_what_every_worker_should_know_sp/
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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CHIRLA Know Your Rights Video

Video from 2007. En español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsPvsczF6QU
Source: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
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NILC: What to Do When Detained by Immigration

A guide to what to do if you are detained by immigration enforcement. Resource is from 2007.
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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Immigration Enforcement in Community Clinics: Know Your Patients’ and Your Rights

Tips for clinic workers on how to protect themselves and their clients in case of an immigration raid.
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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NILC: Immigration Detention & Removal: A Guide for Detainees and their Families

This pamphlet is a guide for those who have been detained by immigration authorities and placed in removal proceedings primarily because of criminal convictions, and their families. This pamphlet is for information purposes only. This pamphlet does not substitute for the legal advice of a qualified immigration expert. Immigration law and procedure is a very complex and rapidly changing field and statements made in this pamphlet may no longer be accurate by the time you read this. Resource circa 2006
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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NILC: Know your Rights at Home and Work

A guide to your rights at home and at work, with tips on how to prepare in each setting if ICE arrives En español: https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/derechos-en-su-hogar-y-su-trabajo/
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

FIRM Community Raid Preparedness Checklist

A checklist based on lessons learned from New Bedford, MA and Marshalltown, IA. This resource touches on preparing legal resources and mounting a campaign to prevent an individual's deportation.
Source: Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
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NILC: How to be Prepared for an Immigration Raid

Resource is from 2007 - Given increased enforcement activity in recent months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it is important that immigrant rights advocates and local communities be prepared in the event of a raid.
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

State Laws Providing Access to Driver’s Licenses or Cards, Regardless of Immigration Status

A table of state laws as of June 2016 regarding driver's licenses for state residents, including immigrants
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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ILRC: Información Post-Electoral Para la Comunidad Inmigrante

El Presidente-electo no llegará a la presidencia hasta el 20 de enero del 2017. Los programas actuales continuarán hasta entonces. No sabemos qué cambios va a implementar el nuevo Presidente. Aquí hay algunos consejos para inmigrantes indocumentados en el nuevo paisaje.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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ILRC: Post-election Information for the Immigrant Community

President-elect Donald Trump pledged to end DACA when he becomes President. He will not be President until he is inaugurated on January 20, 2017, and it remains to be seen if he will actually end the program. For the time being, DACA will remain in place and USCIS will continue to process both initial and renewal DACA requests.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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CASA de Maryland: como proteger a usted y a su familia durante las redadas migratorias

Una guía a tus derechos como un residente de los Estados Unidos
Source: National Immigration Project/CASA de Maryland/Detention Watch Network
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CASA de Maryland: How to Protect You and Your Family During Immigration Raids

A lengthier Know Your Rights guide that expands upon the "Rights Cards" with more details about protecting you and your family during immigration raids. Spanish weblink and downloadable PDF: https://nationalimmigrationproject.org/PDFs/community/know-your-rights-espanol.pdf
Source: National Immigration Project/CASA of Maryland/Detention Watch Network
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How to use your ILRC Red Cards

A multilingual (English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan) guide to using the ILRC Know Your Rights red cards.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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NILC Fact Sheet: Know Your Rights No Matter Who Is President

President Donald Trump has now been inaugurated. No matter who is president, everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution. Undocumented immigrants have these rights, too. It is important that we all assert and protect our basic rights. If you find you have to deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other law enforcement officers at home, on the street, or anywhere else, remember that you have the rights described in this factsheet. The factsheet also provides suggestions for what you should do to assert your rights.
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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E4FC: What We Know and Can Do Post-Election 2016

A few important pieces of information about DACA and immigrant rights to know after the 2016 election.
Source: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

iAmerica: Bilingual Know Your Rights Card Cutouts

Print and cut out these cards. Carry these cards with you. If immigration or the police come to your house or question you, you may slip the card to them under the door. The card will tell immigration or the police that you are exercising your constitutional rights. You can share these cards with family and friends.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU
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iAmerica Printable Know Your Rights Card

This is a card that you may slip under your front door to police or immigration enforcement if they approach you. It states your basic rights and notes that you are choosing to remain silent until your attorney arrives.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: What to do if you are in jail

Read this card for a summary of what to do if you are in jail.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: What to do if you are arrested

Read this card for a summary of what to do if you are arrested by immigration enforcement or the police.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: What to do if immigration or police stop you outdoors

Read this card for a summary of what to do if immigration or the police stop you while you are outdoors.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: What to do if you’re stopped while you’re driving a car

Read this card for a summary of what to do if immigration or the police stop you while driving your car.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: What to do if immigration enforcement comes to your door

A Know Your Rights card with tips on what to do if ICE comes to your door
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: Know Your Rights Infographic

You have rights! All people in the U.S., whether citizen or non-citizen, have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution and other laws. Read this card for a summary of your basic rights when stopped by law enforcement.
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

iAmerica: Know Your Rights Infographics for Various Scenarios

iAmerica wants to be sure you know what your rights are if you are approached by police or ICE. Download these infographics to help you understand what your rights are and what to do in different situations. Materials are available in Spanish, Polish, Korean, Tagalog, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Hindi and Haitian Creole
Source: iAmerica/SEIU

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UWD Migrawatch Hotline

1-844-363-1423 If you witness ICE in your community report them to our hotline ASAP! Call 1-844-363-1423 and share this information to protect your community from detention and deportation! ‪#‎Not1More‬
Source: United We Dream

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UWD: Know your Rights! Protect Yourself – Deportation Defense Cards

Are you prepared if Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents approach you? Download your Deportation Defense Card to know your rights and call our hotline to report ICE activity. Available in multiple languages via the link below.
Source: United We Dream
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Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. CALL TODAY: 1-800-273-8255 (in English) 1-888-628-9454 (en Español)
Source: National Suicide Prevention Hotline

NCLR Mental Health Resources List

This one-page document includes crisis hotline phone numbers, forums for individuals struggling with depression, and web listings for mental health organizations.
Source: National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
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Kennedy Forum Illinois Resources & Hotlines to Support Youth

List of crisis hotlines and resource centers for Illinois educators supporting undocumented youth.
Source: The Kennedy Forum

ICIRR Family Support Hotline

Need help? Call our Family Support Hotline 1-855-HELP-MY-FAMILY (1-855-435-7693) English/Spanish/Korean/Polish
Source: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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Crisis Text Hotline

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Source: Crisis Textline
Trump Admin Immigration Executive Orders

Unaccompanied Minors & the New Executive Orders

3/21: The Republican Administration has already issued multiple immigration-related Executive Orders and implementing memoranda. These orders and memoranda touch on nearly all areas of immigration enforcement, including the treatment of immigrant children. In this resource, we address possible ways that UACs may be affected by these sweeping changes. Keep in mind that we do not know how these policies will play out in practice, and there will likely be legal and advocacy challenges to their implementation.
Source: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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Resumen de las Órdenes Ejecutivas de la Administración Trump Sobre Migración y Refugio

Source: Latin American Working Group (LAWG)
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NILC Analysis: Trump Interior Enforcement Executive Order

The executive order (EO) that President Trump signed on January 25 could, depending on how it is interpreted and implemented, dramatically change how immigration laws are enforced in the interior of the United States. Read NILC's analysis to understand Trump’s Executive Order affecting deportations and “Sanctuary” cities. Resource last updated Feb. 10, 2017
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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NILC FAQ on Travel Ban EO

Current as of Feb. 10, 2017. Please see Travel Ban FAQS at informedimmigrant.com/faq-executive-orders/ for an update on the Temporary Restraining Order in place nationally as of February 4th which impacts this advice. Frequently asked questions about President Trump’s Executive Order relating to refugees and other travelers from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, and Somalia. Please note that the information in this FAQ is not legal advice. Every person’s situation is different, and you should talk to a qualified immigration lawyer or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)–accredited representative so that you can make the most informed decision for yourself.
Source: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
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NILC Fact Sheet: President Trump’s Raids on Immigrant Communities

A brief document in response to raids on immigrant communities carried out by ICE outlining what immigrants should know, and how allies and elected officials can help.
Source: NILC
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Immigration 2017: A New President and Congress

A regularly-updated hub for resources on the Trump Administration's Immigration Executive Orders. Page includes practice alerts for lawyers, breaking news, legal analysis, government announcements, litigation, and media tools.
Source: AILA

Presidential Executive Order on Interior Enforcement

A copy of the executive order (Executive Order 13768) signed by President Trump on January 25, 2017, regarding interior enforcement, including sanctuary cities and detainers. Spanish translation provided by Tahirih Justice Center.
Source: AILA
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Presidential Executive Order on Travel Ban/Refugee Screening

A copy of the Executive Order (Executive Order 13769) signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017, titled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States." Spanish translation provided by Tahirih Justice Center.
Source: AILA
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Presidential Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

A copy of the executive order (Executive Order 13767) issued by President Trump on January 25, 2017, regarding border security and immigration enforcement. Spanish translation provided by Tahirih Justice Center.
Source: AILA
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CWS FAQ on Refugee EO

Current as of Jan. 28, 2017. Please see Travel Ban FAQS at informedimmigrant.com/faq-executive-orders/ for an update on the Temporary Restraining Order in place nationally as of February 4th which impacts this advice. These FAQs provide information and recommendations in response to President Trump's Executive Order on Refugees (also referred to as the "Travel Ban" or "Muslim ban") issued on January 27, 2017. The information in this based on what we know today. We will continue to update it with more information once we have it. Please note that the information in this FAQ is not legal advice. Every person’s situation is different, and you should talk to a qualified immigration lawyer or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)–accredited representative so that you can make the most informed decision for yourself. This information is also available in multiple languages here: https://www.informedimmigrant.com/faq-executive-orders/
Source: Church World Services
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FAQ for Community Groups on Trump Executive Orders

On January 25th, 2017, Trump issued two Executive Orders related to interior immigration enforcement policies. Taken together, these new policies are extremely harsh, and install a new deportation and detention enforcement scheme. This advisory is intended to provide community groups with a preliminary summary and analysis regarding these changes in interior immigration enforcement, which we will revise as we learn more about enforcement practices under the new Administration.
Source: Immigration Justice Network
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Movement + Policy Resources On EOs

Donald Trump's recent immigration executive orders unleashed the worst political humanitarian crisis in recent US history. Here's how we're fighting back. Resources include a list of action items for concerned citizens, America's Voice press release on legal challenges to the Executive Orders, videos of protests ad speeches, and more.
Source: America's Voice

Executive Order Toolkit: Muslim and Arab Ban

Source: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
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10 Ways Trump’s Executive Order Will Harm Women and Children

On January 25, 2017, President Trump signed two executive orders relating to immigration. Although these orders have not yet been implemented, this backgrounder discusses the potential impact of the Executive Order on “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” on women and children seeking protection in the United States.
Source: Women's Refugee Commission
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