El Buen’s roots as a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese is to advocate for human rights – including those of our immigrant community. To the right are variety of resources to share and reference on immigration topics and information of the passage of Senate Bill 4.
Know Your Rights
- Officers from any law enforcement agency, including Immigration Customs and Enforcement and Border Patrol, must show you their ID if you ask for it.
- You have the right to remain silent. You are not required to answer any questions or sign any papers about where you’re from or what your immigration status is.
- You have the right to call and speak with an attorney. Be prepared. Look up the phone number of a lawyer or organization that provides legal help to immigrants. Then memorize their phone number, or write it down and carry it with you wherever you go. Find legal help here: https://www.adminrelief.org/legalhelp/
- Begin planning with your family about what each of you will do if one of you is approached or detained by immigration or other law enforcement authorities.
Immigrant Services Network of Austin
Resource page for Welcoming America, helping create inclusive communities
Appleseed Network Deportation Manual
Up to date information and resources for undocumented immigrants
United We Dream Know Your Rights Phone Card- helping protect people from Immigration Raids
Immigrant Legal Resources Center