This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Moreover, they are often the first ones to witness the impact of increased enforcement measures on students and their families. It’s critically important that educators, school support staff and service providers know the tools and resources available to help protect and prepare youth and families for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid.
This toolkit was developed by the Immigrant Services Network of Austin to assist individuals and families with preparing to respond effectively in the event of a local worksite raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Our intent is two-fold and includes (1) educating immigrants about their rights, and (2) assisting individuals and families with preparing an emergency plan for their household. The knowledge and application of these tools and information can also apply to other types of enforcement and emergency situations.
Public Charge Info and Updates
Translated Community Education Materials- From the PIF (Protecting Immigrant Families) Coalition
We’ve finalized the Spanish translation of our most up to date community education materials. More translations in Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, French, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Burmese, and Amharic are coming soon. Check our Know Your Rights page for updates this week.
Public Charge: Does this apply to me? – See how ‘public charge’ will impact you based on your immigration status, and what you should do.
You Have Rights: Protect Your Health – An overview for mixed-status families when it come to going to the doctor or enrolling in health insurance.
Should I Keep My Kids Enrolled in Health & Nutrition Programs? – Use this guide to help answer commonly asked questions about how to make good decisions for your family and their health.
Know Your Rights Cards for Encounters with Law Enforcement or ICE
Front is English to display to ICE/Police, and immigrants’ rights are in Spanish on back.
Know Your Rights Flyers
(Folletos de Conozca sus Derechos) “If ICE is at Your Door/ ICE En La Casa” (English and Spanish)
>Video: Your Basic Rights When Encountering ICE
(Sus Derechos Básicos Durante Visitas de ICE)
What to do if Immigration agents are at your door:
Courtesy of the ACLU
Frequently Asked Questions / Preguntas Frecuentes
PDF: Waco Interfaith Sanctuary Network
Tracking the Status of a Green Card Application
(Status de aplicación de la Targeta Verde)
Track, Analyze and Estimate Your Green Card Application Status
Seguimiento, análisis y estimación de su estado de aplicación de tarjeta verde
Immigration Case Status Hotline
(Línea Directa de Estado de Caso de Inmigración)
Users can dial 240-314-1500 or 1-800-898-7180 (toll-free) to obtain case status information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
-Need A#; Good for finding previous deportation, next court dates, or other significant dates.
Necesitar A#; Bueno para encontrar deportación anterior, próximas fechas de corte, u otras fechas significativas.