Know Your Rights
Know Your Rights materials are also available in:
- Haitian Creole
FAQ – Your Rights
- Also see Deportation Information
- Immigration Detention PDF (.pdf)
- What rights do I have?
- What if the police or FBI contact me?
- What if I am not a citizen and the US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY contacts me?
- What are my rights at airports?
- How can I find someone who is being detained? Family and friends can call ICE. If arrested in New York, call ICE at 212-863-3401 or (212) 264-4213. If detained or arrested in New Jersey, call 973-645-3666. or search online at www.ice.gov/locator.
Administrative Warrant (Sample)
Judicial Warrant (Sample)
Free, comprehensive, and confidential legal screenings to
determine eligibility for immigration benefits.
- As a result of the January 9, 2018, federal court decision compelling the federal government to resume accepting renewal applications, USCIS will begin accepting DACA renewal applications in accordance with guidance posted on the USCIS website.
- Starting January 13, 2018, USCIS will accept DACA renewal applications for individuals who were previously granted DACA, specifically:
- Individuals whose DACA status expired on or after September 5, 2016, may file a renewal application.
- Individuals whose DACA status expired before September 5, 2016 or whose DACA was terminated can submit a new initial DACA application, which would need to include all evidence establishing eligibility for DACA.
- USCIS will not accept applications from individuals who have never had DACA status before.
- At this time, it is unclear whether USCIS will accept early renewal applications now from DACA recipients whose DACA does not expire for 150 days or more (i.e. after June 2018).
- Although the federal government has not yet appealed or sought a stay of the district court’s order, it is unclear how long the order will remain in effect and how long USCIS will accept renewal applications, so individuals eligible to apply for renewal should consider filing as soon as possible.
The New Economy Project’s NYC DREAMer Fund makes grants and 0% interest loans to cover DACA renewal fees for NYC residents.
- Federal Judge Blocks TPS TerminationOn October 3, 2018 U.S. District Judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the administration’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan, and Haiti.
New Proposed Rule on the “Public Charge”
“Public charge” is a test to see if someone is likely to become dependent
on specific government programs.
The Department of Homeland Security posted an advance copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM) related to the public charge ground of inadmissibility under INA section 212(a)(4).
The public comment started on October 10th and will last until December 10th.
We strongly encourage you to submit comments on how this rule will hurt our community. DHS must to review and consider all submitted comments before the rule becomes final.
Visit NYIC for additional information.