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July 12, 2019

New York State Office for New Americans Issues Tips on What to Do If Encountered by ICE/CBP

The tips, available below and in a printable flyer in English and Spanish, ensure immigrants fully understand their legal rights if they are confronted and/or intimidated by ICE/CBP agents. Reports indicate that the Trump Administration is planning raids across the country to arrest undocumented families on Sunday, July 14.

"Immigrants across New York have clearly defined rights – despite what the Trump Administration and other anti-immigrant forces may want them to believe," said Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, who oversees the Office for New Americans and the Liberty Defense Project. "We urge all New Yorkers to know their rights so if they are targeted or intimidated by law enforcement, they know the legal system is there to provide necessary protections."

If ICE/CBP comes to an individual's home:

If ICE/CBP comes to an individual's place of work:

Any immigrant that needs free legal assistance is urged to call the New Americans Hotline at 1-800-566-7636. All call information is confidential. Assistance is available in over 200 languages.