Know Your Rights If Approached by ICE Agents

January 24, 2018

If you are stopped by an immigration enforcement officer:

  • If you choose to remain silent, tear off this portion of the card and hand it to the officer. 
  • The card explains that you are exercising your right to refuse to answer any questions until you 

TO IMMIGRATION OR OTHER OFFICER: "I am exercising my 5th Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution to remain silent. I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions, or sign or give you any documents without a lawyer present. I do not give you permission to enter my home or search my person or belongings based on my 4th Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution unless you have a warrant to enter, signed by a judge or magistrate with my name and correct address on it that you slide under the door."

Instructions for documented international students and scholars holding in-status visas only:  You are required by law to carry “registration” documents at all times. If an immigration agent requests your immigration papers you should present them if you have them with you. You have the right to contact your consulate. If you are not sure if your visa is out of status, consult with an immigration attorney

For more information or to report an incident, please contact UC Immigrant Legal Services Center (530) 752-7996 United We Dream national hotline To report incidents and abuses (844) 363-1423

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