Somerville Response Network

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Know Your Rights: English

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

Carry a know-your-rights card and show it if an immigration officer stops you.

Do not open your door.

You have the right to speak to a lawyer.

Before you sign anything, talk to a lawyer.

Always carry with you any valid immigration document you have.

If you are worried ICE will arrest you, let the officer know if you have children.


Sometimes ICE officers lie to people in order to get them to open their doors or sign away their rights. If ICE detains you or you are concerned that they will conduct raids in your area, this is what you can do:

Create a safety plan.