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Know Your Rights

The U.S. Constitution protects all persons living in the United States, regardless of immigration status, from discrimination. Everyone is entitled to protection of their civil rights, including the right to be treated fairly in court, to free speech, religious freedom, and other core civil rights.


Know Your Rights Presentations

YIRN and WAISN volunteers facilitated Know Your Rights  presentations:

  • Mattawa – co-sponsored with WAISN on July 18, 2018 at the Faria’s Community Center
  • Sunnyside – co-sponsored with Nuestra Casa on August 1, 2018
  • Toppenish at Heritage University – co-sponsored with M.E.Ch.A. on October 18, 2018
  • Toppenish at Heritage University – co-sponsored with Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority and M.E.Ch.A. on April 10, 2019
  • Central Lutheran Church – in conjunction with the Verifiers/Observers Training on August 29, 2019

If you’d like our volunteers to give a Know Your Rights presentation to your group or community organization, please contact us.

Redes de apoyo a inmigrantes piden publicar solo información verídica  – El Sol de Yakima

Stopped by ICE in your car?

Below is an example that shows how an Advocate asserted the rights of immigrants and did not allow ICE agents access with an ICE Administrative Order.

In this case, the ICE agent is claiming that the ICE Administration Order is a legal Warrant that allows seizure of the undocumented occupants of the vehicle. The Advocate persists and refuses to honor the warrant and allow access to the occupants of the vehicle.

See examples of Administrative Orders and Judicial Warrants.


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project – Know Your Rights materials

ACLU – How to Protect Yourself during an Immigration Raid

& Know Your Rights Wallet Card

National Immigration Law Center (NILC): Know Your Rights (multiple languages)

Immigrant Defense Project: Know Your Rights (additional languages)

We Have Rights – An empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

If you’re stopped in your car

English  | Español


ACLU MigraCam App

The ACLU has developed a smart phone app that allows persons to notify family members and friends if detained in a raid or traffic stop. The MigraCam records incidents and streams them live to a list of emergency contacts.

The app is available in English and Spanish at no cost:

Learn more about MigraCam on the ACLU of Texas website.