Immigrant rights: know your rights as an immigrant
Do you know your rights in the USA? If you are an immigrant, you have civil rights, human rights, and legal rights. You have these rights even if you are undocumented or in detention. Learn about your rights.
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 US. 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! The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) made information to protect you from fraud. You can read and download the information in English. Or you can read and download the information in Spanish.
- Know your rights information from IRAP for first-time arrivals in the USA
- Know your rights information from IRAP for SIV holders arriving in the USA
- Refugee rights
- How to apply for asylum
- DACA program update
- Asylum seekers updates
- Immigrant detention: help for people on the US-Mexico border
The information on this page comes from ACLU, the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and other trusted sources. It is intended for guidance and is updated as often as possible. USAHello does not give legal advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal advice. If you are looking for a free or low-cost lawyer or legal help, we can help you find free and low-cost legal services.
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