It takes ten times the resources for ICE to detain someone who knows their rights than someone who does not.

Everyone, including undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., has certain basic rights under the Constitution. If you find you have to deal with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) or other law enforcement officers at home, on the street, or anywhere else, know and practice your basic rights.

Use our Know Your Rights flyer below to learn and practice your rights! Also, Android Smartphone users can download our Know Your Rights app. In addition, folks can click here to view and print a “Know Your Rights” card (courtesy of NILC) to keep on their person.

We also encourage undocumented families and mixed status families to create a safety plan.

  • Memorize the phone number of a friend, family member, or attorney that you can call if you are arrested.
  • Give NAKASEC’s hotline number to a family member, friend or attorney so we can support you if you are detained: 1-844-500-3222 (for Korean, press ext. 1)
  • If you take care of children or other people, make a plan to have them taken care of if you are detained.
  • Keep important documents such as birth certificates and immigration documents in a safe place where a friend or family member can access them if necessary.
  • Make sure your loved ones know how to find you if you are detained by ICE. They can use ICE’s online detainee locator to find an adult in immigration custody. Or they can call the local ICE office. Make sure they have your alien registration number written down, if you have one. If your family member calls the NAKASEC hotline, we also can assist with locating your family member.
  • You can call the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) hotline at 240-314-1500 or 1-800-898-7180 (toll-free) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get information on your case’s status.