You have constitutional rights regardless of your immigration status:
- DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR
If an immigration agent is knocking on the door, you have the right to keep your door closed.
- DO NOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS
If an immigration agent tries to ask you questions, you have the right to remain silent.
- DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING
You have the right to speak with a lawyer. Do not sign any documents until you speak with your lawyer.
- IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME AND HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH AN IMMIGRATION AGENT
It is important not to run and to remain calm. Ask the agent if you are free to leave and if they say yes, leave calmly.
- If YOU ARE INSIDE YOUR HOME, SHOW THE TEXT BELOW TO THE IMMIGRATION AGENT THROUGH THE WINDOW
“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.”