When Encountering Law Enforcement

Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement

Everyone Has Certain Basic Rights, No Matter Who Is President
Donald Trump, who repeatedly made anti-immigrant promises during his campaign, begins his term as president of the U.S. in January 2017. But no matter who is president, everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution—everyone, including undocumented people.

Warrants & Subpoenas: What to Look Out For and How to Respond
The three immigration agencies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — have, in recent years, used increasingly aggressive tactics to intimidate immigrants and coerce them into cooperating with federal immigration enforcement. Understanding the differences between a subpoena and a warrant — documents that immigration agencies rely on as part of their tactics to coerce cooperation — is critical and enables people to exercise their rights in an informed manner.

Warrants and Subpoenas 101 (2-pager)
This is a condensed version of “Warrants & Subpoenas: What to Look Out For and How to Respond” (above).