Know Your Rights with ICE

Know Your Rights – Flyer & Booklet

See IDP’s 14-page booklet for more detailed information on ICE trends and your rights in English (Updated in March 2021) and Spanish (Actualizado en marzo de 2021).

When someone is detained by ICE, whether they can fight their case in front of an immigration judge or in another way depends on their past experience. This two-pager helps you understand what type of immigration case you could have and what your rights would be in the case of an ICE detention.

See our ICE raids toolkit for a comprehensive guide on ICE raids and strategies to fight back.

See ICEwatch, an interactive map that details ICE’s deceptive and aggressive tactics with summaries of over 1500 raids.

Home Raids Poster

Car Stops and Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs)—Know Your Rights Flyer, Resources, and Infographics

  • Two-page flyer on what to do if you are in a car stopped by ICE. Includes a two-page pullout sheet with your rights. Available in three languages:
  • Two-page resource about ICE’s use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs), along with a two-page pullout sheet that explains your rights when ICE stops a car. Available here in English. Disponible aquí en español.
  • Accompanying practice advisory on legal issues related to ICE car stops
  • Infographics about your rights during a car stop (set of 8)

Preview all IDP infographics before downloading.

The Power of Being Prepared: how to prepare in case you are arrested by ICE

This booklet, produced by the Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, is a community-facing guide in Spanish informing people about how to prepare for a potential ICE arrest, detention, and immigration court proceedings. It emphasizes the importance of getting accurate legal advice, gathering and preparing relevant documents, invoking your rights, and has specific pointers for medical considerations and advocacy in detention.

Learn more about ICE ruses

IDP has been tracking ICE tactics since 2013. ICE ruses (tactics that mislead people) are very common. Learn more:

  • A primer on ICE Ruses: What common ICE ruses are, why and how ICE is trained to use ruses, and what you can do to protect yourself.
  • ICE Ruses Flyer—Ways That ICE Pretends to be Local Police.” Learn more about common lies ICE tells when pretending to be local police, including in person and over the phone. Available here in English and Spanish.
  • Common ICE Ruses Infographics: Available in both English and Spanish.

Preview all IDP infographics before downloading.

Know Your Rights Infographics

IDP has created a set of KYR infographics (available in both English and Spanish):

  1. Who is at risk of ICE enforcement
  2. What to do if ICE enters your home
  3. The ways that ICE lies and pretends to be police in order to enter homes

Preview all IDP infographics before downloading.

Documenting ICE Raids

In the past few years, as many people have become aware of ICE’s brutal enforcement tactics, and even more of us carry smartphones, videos of interactions with ICE have become much more frequent in the media.

  • Watch our webinar, co-hosted with WITNESS, about the right to film ICE and documenting ICE abuses and raids. Use the free slides on filming ICE in your own presentations.
  • Infographics: Know Your Rights Basics for Documenting ICE, How to Document ICE Raids, and Things Not to Forget While Documenting ICE. Available in both English and Spanish.

Preview all IDP infographics before downloading.

IDP Know Your Rights Videos

Learn how to give a Know Your Rights presentation to immigrant communities by watching IDP’s Train the Trainer workshop titled: “How to Give a Know Your Rights Presentation for Immigrants,” originally presented on April 22, 2020. The presentation materials also include KYR slides in English and Spanish, as well as a recording of a community presentation in Spanish.

To help immigrants, their loved ones and community allies, IDP collaborated on a series of short videos produced by Newsweek. Learn how to prepare for an ICE raid and your rights during encounters with ICE in the community.

For more information on the genesis of these videos, check out “Families Fearing Deportation Because of Trump’s Immigration Policies Prepare for I.C.E. Raid,” an op-ed written by IDP’s Mizue Aizeki.