Protect Immigrant Communities
Protecting our immigrant communities means families are prepared with critical information and resources so they can navigate complex legal structures. It’s vital that immigrants without documentation and mixed status families know their rights and have plans in place should deportation or family separation be a risk.
KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Everyone living in the US has certain basic rights under the constitution, including people who are undocumented. It’s important that you know what to do if you are questioned or detained by immigration or law enforcement officers.
KNOW YOUR HEALTH CARE RIGHTS
You have rights when you seek health care. Patients can and should seek health care when they need it, regardless of their immigration status or documentation status. It’s important that you know what your rights are at hospitals and clinics.
Every family should have a plan for what happens if you are separated by immigration enforcement actions. Hopefully you never have to use this plan, but it’s a good idea to have one to reduce stress if the unexpected happens. Make your plan and share it with people you trust to help you.
FIND LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Immigration law is complex, and your situation may be unique to you. It’s important that you have an experienced lawyer who is representing your best interests help you understand your case and answer your questions. Find a qualified lawyer in a community near you.
REPORT AND DOCUMENT RAIDS AND ARRESTS
The Colorado Rapid Response Network is a 24-hour hotline of volunteers trained to respond to reports of immigration enforcement in Colorado. If you see or hear about immigration activities in your community:
- Take a photograph or video of the activity
- Record the time, date, and location
- Make note of the government agency involved (ICE, police, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, etc.)
- Call 1.844.UNITE.41