Join NAKASEC, Hana Center, and Korean Resource Center in demanding Truth and Transparency from the Trump administration!

On May 10th, Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections. The firing is the latest in a string of actions Trump and his administration have taken that have been an abuse of political power, and Trump seems to put his own personal interests in front of the people he serves. Americans are seeking truth and transparency and accountability from Donald Trump.

NAKASEC, Hana Center, and Korean Resource Center are launching our national Truth and Transparency Campaign to call for accountability by the Trump administration. Join Asian Americans in demanding Congress create an independent commission to investigate Donald Trump’s finances and his relationship with foreign governments to determine whether he is using the Office of the Presidency for personal gain.

Sign on to the petition and join our campaign to receive updates and opportunities to get involved!

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, it is important that we all know and practice our basic rights.

Have you been detained by immigration or otherwise face an emergency? Call NAKASEC’s hotline to get support: 1-844-500-3222

You have the right to remain silent. You may refuse to speak to immigration officers.

  • Don’t answer any questions. You may also say that you want to remain silent.
  • Don’t say anything about where you were born or how you entered the U.S.
  • Do not run from Immigration Officers. Try to stay calm and remember your right to remain silent.

If you are worried ICE will arrest you, let the officer know if you have children, a health condition or anything else that would cause you or your family to suffer if you are taken into custody.

  • If you are the parent or primary caregiver of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is under age 18, ICE may “exercise discretion” and let you go.
  • If you have a health condition that must be treated if you are taken into custody, tell ICE and demand medical treatment.

You have the right to speak to a lawyer

  • You can simply say, “I need to speak to my attorney.”
  • You may have your lawyer with you if ICE or other law enforcement questions you.

Do not sign anything that ICE gives you without talking to an attorney.

  • ICE may try to get you to sign away your right to see a lawyer or a judge. Do not sign anything ICE gives you without consulting with an attorney.

Do not open your door.

  • To be allowed to enter your home, ICE must have a warrant. Ask ICE to slide a warrant under the door. (They almost never have one.)
  • Make sure the warrant is signed by a judge.
  • Verify that the warrant has your correct name and address on it.
  • If the warrant is an ICE administrative warrant (it will say form I-200 or I-205), ICE does not have the right to enter your home without your consent.
  • Carry out any conversations with the door remaining closed.

Remain calm and collected during an encounter with ICE.

  • Sometimes ICE officers lie to people in order to get them to open their doors or sign away their rights, so remain alert and calm throughout the encounter with ICE.
  • Be aware that sometimes ICE officers will not wear vests that say ICE. They could be wearing plain clothes.

Always carry with you any valid immigration document you have.

  • For example, if you have a valid work permit or green card, be sure to have it with you in case you need to show it for identification purposes.
  • Do not carry papers from another country with you, such as a foreign passport. Such papers could be used against you in the deportation process.

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.
  • 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.

Report and document raids and arrests.

  • If it is possible and safe for you to do so, take photos and videos of the raid or arrest, unless you are on federal government property. Take notes of badge numbers, number of agents, time, type of car, and exactly what happened.
  • Call NAKASEC’s hotline to report a raid: 1-844-500-3222.

You can get these for free at our offices in Annandale, Chicago or Los Angeles, or print them using the below files.

Print a Know Your Rights Card and carry it with you to show it if an immigration officer stops you. The card explains that you will remain silent and that you wish to speak with an attorney.

Print a brochure detailing your rights and how to exercise them when facing an emergency situation. Everyone, including undocumented immigrants, living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the Constitution.

Truth and Transparency Campaign

Updated on 2017-05-22T10:34:48+00:00, by nakasec.