Know Your Rights
Knowing your rights and when to use them can help protect you and your family. This page is designed to help you remain informed and even make a plan for how to stay safe. Also, be sure to drop by the Dream Center to pick up a red card that contains information about your constitutional rights and how to assert your rights in situations such as ICE agents visiting your home.
If ICE knocks on your door...
Keep Door Closed
You have the right to refuse to let ICE agents into your home unless they have a signed search warrant by a judge.
Don't Say Anything
You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer any questions until you speak with a lawyer.
Assert Your Rights
Show your red card to ICE agents by sliding it underneath your door or holding it up against your window. Red Cards are available at the Dream Center, or print your own.
Refuse to Sign
Do not sign any documents or forms until you talk with an immigration lawyer.
North Bay Rapid Response Network offers a 24/7 hotline to assist you during and after your encounter with ICE.
Whether you are looking for legal advice or a lawyer, SRJC Dream Center & VIDAS can connect you with legal services.
SRJC ― A Safe Haven
Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to providing a safe space and support network for our undocumented students. Review SRJC Protocols and Procedures for Supporting Undocumented Students to learn essential steps in creating a safe campus community for undocumented students.
Protect yourself and your family by being prepared for any emergency, including getting detained by ICE. Check out the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) website for resources on creating a safety plan:
► What Immigrant Families Should Do Now
We Have Rights Videos
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) created a series of informational videos providing tips on what to do if you encounter ICE.
Watch We Have Rights Videos...
Living in a Limbo
Living in a Limbo is a guide that helps you understand your rights, benefits, and obligations as an undocumented immigrant.