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Know Your Rights (KYR) Resources: It is important for individuals to understand their rights when interacting with immigration officers. For more information, see:

  • JFI’s Nine Ways to Protect Yourself backgrounder in English and in Spanish;[i]
  • USCCB/MRS’ short, mobile phone-friendly KYR videos in English and in Spanish;[ii] and
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s (CLINIC) additional KYR resources.[iii]

Family Preparation Resources: We encourage families who may be impacted to make a plan, determine who will care for their children in the event of their apprehension, and organize documents and points of contact. For more information, see:

  • JFI’s Nine Ways to Protect Yourself backgrounder in English and in Spanish;[iv] and
  • USCCB/MRS’ short, mobile phone-friendly videos on preparing your family in English and in Spanish.[v]

Connecting with Community Resources:  Families may want to consider registering with their local parishes or joining a solidarity group. We also encourage individuals to consult with a reputable legal services provider, if possible.  For more information, see:

[i] Justice for Immigrants, Nine Ways to Protect Yourself, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Nine-Ways-to-Protect-Yourself-English.pdf (last visited June 20, 2019); Justice for Immigrants, Nueve maneras de protegerse, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Nine-Ways-to-Protect-Yourself-Spanish-FINAL-5.25.17.pdf (last visited June 20, 2019).
[ii] United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Know Your Rights, Youtube (Apr. 27, 2017), https://youtu.be/VtAdDksstbU; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Conozca Sus Derechos, YouTube (Apr. 27, 2017), https://youtu.be/SfOHQhLFyig.
[iii] Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Know Your Rights: A Collection of Resources, https://cliniclegal.org/resources/know-your-rights (last visited June 20, 2019).
[iv] Justice for Immigrants, supra note i.
[v] United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, On Preparing Your Family, Youtube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/y7hRLr1NHGo; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Preparando a su Familia, YouTube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/5c4P97gtjrI.
[vi] Justice for Immigrants, The Importance of Registering in Your Parish, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/register-with-your-parish.pdf (last visited June 20, 2019).
[vii] United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Connecting with your Community, Youtube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/52VR7wXpxt0; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Conectandose a su comunidad, YouTube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/jgHFwdn_sQo.
[viii] U.S. Dep’t of Justice, List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers, https://www.justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers (last updated May 16, 2019).
[ix] American Immigration Lawyers Association, Find an Immigration Lawyer, http://www.ailalawyer.com/ (last visited June 20, 2019).
[x] Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Affiliate Map and Listing, http://cliniclegal.org/directory (last visited June 20, 2019).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Justice for Immigrants, Nine Ways to Protect Yourself, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Nine-Ways-to-Protect-Yourself-English.pdf (last visited June 20, 2019); Justice for Immigrants, Nueve maneras de protegerse, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Nine-Ways-to-Protect-Yourself-Spanish-FINAL-5.25.17.pdf (last visited June 20, 2019).
[2] United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Know Your Rights, Youtube (Apr. 27, 2017), https://youtu.be/VtAdDksstbU; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Conozca Sus Derechos, YouTube (Apr. 27, 2017), https://youtu.be/SfOHQhLFyig.
[3] Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Know Your Rights: A Collection of Resources, https://cliniclegal.org/resources/know-your-rights (last visited June 20, 2019).
[4] Justice for Immigrants, supra note i.
[5] United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, On Preparing Your Family, Youtube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/y7hRLr1NHGo; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Preparando a su Familia, YouTube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/5c4P97gtjrI.
[6] Justice for Immigrants, The Importance of Registering in Your Parish, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/register-with-your-parish.pdf (last visited June 20, 2019).
[7] United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Connecting with your Community, Youtube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/52VR7wXpxt0; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Conectandose a su comunidad, YouTube (Apr. 26, 2017), https://youtu.be/jgHFwdn_sQo.
[8] U.S. Dep’t of Justice, List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers, https://www.justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers (last updated May 16, 2019).
[9] American Immigration Lawyers Association, Find an Immigration Lawyer, http://www.ailalawyer.com/ (last visited June 20, 2019).
[10] Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Affiliate Map and Listing, http://cliniclegal.org/directory (last visited June 20, 2019).