The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person, regardless of immigration status. The ACLU is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against them.
Some of the Know Your Rights information for immigrants and/or noncitizens include:
▪ You have the right to remain silent in most circumstances.
▪ You have the right to speak to a lawyer.
▪ You do not have to answer questions about your immigration status unless you have a nonimmigrant visa (e.g. student visa).
▪ You have the right not to sign any papers giving up your rights.
▪ You have the right to a hearing before an immigration judge in most cases.
▪ If detained, you have the right to call your family, a lawyer, and your consulate.
See the resources below for more information.