National Immigration Law Center
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Our mission is to defend & advance the rights & opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members.

When Encountering Law Enforcement



What to Do If You're Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents, or the FBI
A know-your-rights card created by the ACLU, posted 6/10.

Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement (ACLU, 9/08)
Booklet describes a person's rights when stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched in the U.S. For citizens and noncitizens. Contains extra information regarding noncitizens' rights and about peoples' rights at airports and other points of entry into the U.S. Available in English as well as in Arabic, Farsi, French, Spanish, and Urdu.

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Nevada law that requires individuals to identify themselves to police when asked (6/30/04)