Know Your Rights
WHAT TO SAY IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY AN ICE OFFICER:
I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions or sign or hand you any documents based on my 5th Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.
I do not give you permission to enter my home based on my 4th Amendment rights under the United States Constitution unless you have a warrant to enter, signed by a judge or magistrate with my name on it that you slide under the door. I do not give you permission to search any of my belongings based on my 4th Amendment rights.
I choose to exercise my constitutional rights.
For complete information on KNOW YOUR RIGHTS visit the ACLU’s webpage.
Know Your Rights information from the National Immigration Law Center Know Your Rights -Immigration Law
Things you are recommended to do:
- Do not panic. Summit County’s law enforcement and human service organizations are working hard to keep all of our residents safe and protected.
- Make a Family Plan which includes your Children’s Information. All parents and guardians should have a plan for their children and possessions should anything happen to them. Bethany Immigration Services offers a document to help get you started.
- Stay out of trouble. Follow the laws. ICE is looking to deport people who have serious crimes on their record, this includes domestic violence, child abuse, multiple DUIs, etc. Traffic tickets for driving without a valid license is not considered a serious crime. You do not want a warrant out for your arrest.
- If you are eligible for DACA renewal, apply. If you can get an appointment for a driver’s license, it is better to have a valid license.
- File your taxes.
- If you have court date, ATTEND. If you do not attend there will be a warrant out for your arrest.
- You do not want a deferred sentence, because that means you are admitting to the accusation.
- Get involved in the community.
- Complete video of the event