Know what to do in a deportation raid.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been conducting a series of raids this week, targeting undocumented immigrants in half a dozen states.  Now, more than ever, it’s important to know your rights if you are an undocumented immigrant, and to be an ally to your undocumented friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. These raids will continue to happen, so it’s important to know a few things.

If you see a raid happening:

  1. Know that undocumented people HAVE RIGHTS! ICE agents need a signed warrant to enter any premises -- so do not open the door unless they slip a signed warrant under the door. Also, do not to speak to anyone unless they have an attorney present. Download and carry the UWD "Know Your Rights" Deportation Defense card, which comes in multiple languages.
  2. If you’re an observer, videotape the incident! Document all actions and ask for badge numbers and agent names. We've heard that ICE agents routinely violate constitutional rights -- so documenting the incident is vital. Hand over these materials to the family or attorney in the event that ICE agent violated someone's rights. In many states, you can download an app that will record footage and send directly to your local ACLU.
  3. As an observer, stay as long as possible. ICE agents may linger and wait for observers to leave and attempt to perform the raid again.
  4. Report the ICE activity in your community to United We Dream hotline: 1-844-363-1423.

We need to all come together to do what we can to keep ICE agents accountable and protect loved ones. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido! The People United Will Never Be Defeated!