How to Protect Yourself and Others During ICE Raids

It’s our understanding that the administration has directed United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to start mass arrests and deportation of about 6,000 immigrants between July 14-18, 2019. The raids may target unaccompanied teens aged 18 and older, in addition to families with removal orders. The cities that could be targeted have been identified as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco. The Young Center is working with sister organizations to rally against these raids and stop the administration in their tracks. Here are some resources you can use and share to help those who may be targeted.

  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s know-your-rights handout in eight languages to help families prepare for a possible interaction with ICE

  • ILRC’s printable red cards in eight languages to distribute to community members that will help families and others assert their rights

  • ILRC’s family preparedness plan in English, Spanish, and Chinese

  • United We Dream app to help loved ones support each other when they are detained or feel they are about to encounter ICE

  • United We Dream MigraWatch hotline to report ICE activity in your community and receive support if your loved ones have been arrested

  • Appleseed manual on child custody in the face of deportation, including checklists for families

  • Directory of non-profit legal services providers across the country and their contact information by the Immigration Advocates Network

Maddie Witters