Undocumented Aliens Have Constitutional Rights

If you are stopped by the police, always remember the following:

  • You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to leave. If you do try to leave say that will be leaving and do so calmly and peacefully.
  • You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.
  • Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.
  • Stay calm and be polite.
  • Do not interfere or obstruct the ICE or police investigation.
  • Do not lie or give false documents.
  • Remain as calm and do not run, or resist if ICE or police arrest you.
  • Assert your rights to remain silent by telling police you do not want to make any statement and would like a lawyer.
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