Do you know your rights in the USA? Everyone in the U.S. has basic rights. Immigrants may need to use certain rights based on their status or if they are detained. Learn about your rights and how to protect yourself.
Immigrant rights for asylum seekers
Arabic, English, Spanish, Somali, Urdu, Mandarin, French, Hindi, and Punjabi languages. Manuals for LGBTQ immigrants, adults, and unaccompanied children.
The National Immigrant Justice Center is available to provide legal counsel and provide legal referrals. You can contact the National Immigrant Justice Center at its toll free number: (312) 263-0901. This document is for people who are afraid to return to their home countries because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and/or due to their HIV status. You may have a defense against deportation if you fear you will be harmed or tortured if you are deported to your home country.
“We have rights” – videos from ACLU
You can see all the videos in Spanish, Urdu, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Russian and Mandarin on the ACLU website.
Living in the USA – know your immigrant rights
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations. They help people know their rights an immigrant (whether here legally or not) or even a citizen may exercise if confronted.
Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources about different situations were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips.
ICivics is a website where children and adults can play video games to learn about rights and laws in the USA. Some of the games can also be played in Spanish.
Immigrant rights with ICE
Read this information to protect yourself from people who are not real lawyers! There are people who will pretend to help you so they can keep your money. Learn how to recognize them and protect yourself!
Find legal help, English classes, health clinics, housing support, and more. Search a local map and list of services for immigrants in the USA with the app FindHello.
The information on this page comes from the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the ACLU, and other trusted sources. We aim to offer easy to understand information that is updated regularly. This information is not legal advice.