IMMIGRATION : KNOW YOUR RIGHTS / CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

In the United States, every person—whether documented or undocumented—has the constitutional right to remain silent and to refuse to answer questions of the police, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), whether on the street, in a car, or at home. s Under the law, the ICE must have proof you are not from the United States to deport you. They can use the following information against you:

  • If you run and the ICE catches you.
  • If you tell the ICE where you were born or that you don’t have papers.
  • If you carry false documents.
  • If you carry papers from your country. If you are questioned by the ICE, you are NOT required to reveal any information, such as your name, address, or home country.

If you are questioned or detained, however, it usually is a good idea to give your name so that friends, family, or your attorney can locate you.

IF IMMIGRATION ARRESTS YOU— YOU HAVE THE RIGHT:

  1. To remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Anything you say may be used against you.
  2. To understand the charges against you. If you need an interpreter, the ICE must provide one.
  3. To be represented by an attorney (at your own expense) and to receive a list of agencies offering free legal services before answering questions.
  4. To refuse to sign documents, such as for voluntary Please note that this publication discusses general legal principles only. It is not intended to serve as legal advice with respect to any specific matter. departure. It is particularly important to consult with an attorney before signing for voluntary departure if:
    • You are afraid to return to your home country;
    • You have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years;
    • Your family members have amnesty or other papers;
    • You already have a pending ICE case; or
    • You are accused of using false documents.
  5. To make a telephone call to an attorney, family member, consulate of your home nation, friend, or the union (memorize their telephone numbers).
  6. To be released on bond and to have a hearing to reduce your bond if you cannot afford it.
  7. To have a hearing before an immigration judge and to appeal any adverse decision by the judge. You have the right to stay in the U.S. while you appeal.

IF IMMIGRATION COMES TO YOUR HOME:

  1. Ask the officers to show you the search or arrest warrant. If they do not have a warrant, you do not have to allow them to enter your home.
  2. If the officers enter without a warrant, ask for their names and badge numbers. If they refuse, write down the identification numbers on their badges.
  3. Get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of witnesses.
  4. Get a receipt for any property taken by the ICE.
  5. A search warrant does not require you to answer questions.

    Please note that this publication discusses general legal principles only. It is not intended to serve as legal advice with respect to any specific matter.

CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS

En los Estados Unidos, toda persona—documentada o no documentada—tiene el derecho a callar y a rehusarse a contestar preguntas de la policía, la Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (FBI), o de la migra, ya sea en la calle, en un carro, o en su casa. Bajo la ley, la migra necesita tener pruebas de que usted no es de este país para deportarlo. Ellos pueden usar la siguiente información en su contra:

  • Si usted corre y la migra lo agarra.
  • Si usted le dice a la migra donde nació y que no tiene papeles.
  • Si usted usa documentos falsos.
  • Si usted usa documentos de su país.

Si es interrogado por la migra, usted NO está obligado a revelar ninguna información, como su nombre, dirección o el país de origen. Sin embargo, si es interrogado es buena idea dar su nombre para que su familia, amigos o abogado puedan localizarlo.

SI LA MIGRA LO ARRESTA— USTED TIENE EL DERECHO:

  1. A mantener silencio y a rehusarse a contestar preguntas. Cualquier cosa que diga puede ser usada en contra suya.
  2. A entender los cargos en su contra. Si necesita un intérprete, la migra tiene que proveerle uno.
  3. A ser representado por un abogado (pagado por usted) y a recibir una lista de agencias que ofrecen servicios legales gratis antes de contestar cualquier pregunta. Por favor note que esta publicación solo discute de forma general principios legales. Su intención no es servir como consejo legal con respecto a algun asunto en especifico.
  4. A rehusarse a firmar documentos, como partida voluntaria. Es muy importante que consulte con un abogado antes de firmar su salida voluntaria si:
    • Usted tiene miedo de volver a u país;
    • Usted ha vivido en los Estados Unidos por más de diez años;
    • Miembros de su familia tienen amnistía u otros papeles;
    • Usted ya tiene un caso pendiente con la migra; o
    • Usted está acusado de usar documentos falsos.
  5. A hablarle por teléfono a un abogado, familiar, consulado de su país, amigo o a la unión (memorize los números telefónicos).
  6. A ser puesto en libertad bajo fianza y a tener una audiencia para reducir su fianza si no puede pagarla.
  7. A tener una audiencia ante un juez de inmigración y a apelar cualquier decisión adversa del juez. Usted tiene el derecho a permanecer en este país mientras apela.

SI LA MIGRA VIENE A SU CASA:

  1. Pida que los oficiales le muestren la orden de registro o de arresto. Si no tienen una orden no tiene que permitirles acceso a su casa.
  2. Si los oficiales entran sin una orden, pídale sus nombres y número de identificación. Si se niegan anote los números de sus placas.
  3. Obtenga los nombres, direcciones y números de teléfono de testigos.
  4. Obtenga un recibo por cualquier propiedad removida por la migra.
  5. Una orden de registro no le obliga a contestar ninguna pregunta.

    Por favor note que esta publicación solo discute de forma general principios legales. Su intención no es servir como consejo legal con respecto a algun asunto en especifico.

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General Membership Meetings Winter 2017

Aberdeen
Monday, February 13
6:00 pm   
Grays Harbor Hospital- West Campus
915 Anderson Drive
Conference Room E - 1st Floor

Auburn
Wednesday, February 15
2:30 pm
Auburn Regional Medical Center
Plaza 1: 202 N Division St
AMC Family Birth Center

Bellevue
Thursday, February 16
9:00 am & 7:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel
100 112th Ave NE
Newport Room

Bellingham
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
Quality Inn Baron Suites
100 E Kellogg Road
Olympus Room

Bremerton
Thursday, February 16
11:00 am
Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Ave
Cafeteria

Brewster
Wednesday, February 15
5:00 pm
Three Rivers Hospital
415 Hospital Way
Hillcrest Admin. Bldg. Room 105

Centralia
Wednesday, February 15
10:00 am
Providence Centralia
914 S Scheuber Road
Cafeteria

Colville/Chewelah
Wednesday, February 15
5:00 pm
Nordlig Hotel
101 W Grant Ave, Chewelah
Meeting Room

Coupeville
Wednesday, February 15
3:15 pm  
Whidbey General Hospital
101 N Main St
Conference Room B

Enumclaw
Monday, February 13
1:00 pm
Guesthouse Inn
1000 Griffin Ave
Meeting Room

Everett
Thursday, February 16
9:00 am  (New Location)
Teamsters Local 38
2601 Everett Ave
Downstairs Conference Room

Thursday, February 16
7:00 pm
Snohomish Cty PUD
2320 California St
Room - TC1-A

Federal Way
Tuesday, February 14
9:00 am
Hometown Office Suites & Svcs
33530 1st Way South #102
Class Room

Forks
Monday, February 13
2:00 pm
Forks Community Hospital
530 Bogachiel Way
Main Conference Room

Kennewick
Monday, February 13
6:00 pm
IBEW 112
2637 W Albany Ave
Meeting Room

Kent
Monday, February 13
9:00 am & 5:00 pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
AM-Interurban Room
PM-Mill Creek Room

Lynnwood
Monday, February 13
7:00 pm
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Room 1A

Monroe
Thursday, February 16
3:30 pm
EvergreenHealth Monroe
14701 179th Ave SE
The Café Corner

Moses Lake
Thursday, February 16
5:00 pm
Samaritan Healthcare
801 E Wheeler Road
Classroom 401

Mount Vernon
Tuesday, February 14  
7:00 pm
UFCW 21 Office
1510 N 18th St
Conference Room

Oak Harbor
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
Best Western Harbor Plaza
33175 SR 20
Whidbey Room

Olympia
Monday, February 13
12:00 pm
GHC - Olympia Medical Ctr
700 Lily Rd NE
Room A

Tuesday, February 14
3:30 pm
Capital Medical Center
3900 Capital Mall Dr SW
Cafeteria

Wednesday, February 15
1:00 pm
Providence St. Peter Hospital
413 Lily Road NE
Cafeteria

Omak
Tuesday, February 14
2:30 pm
Mid-Valley Hospital
Family Medical Building
800 Jasmine St
Room E (Family Medical Center)

Tuesday, February 14
5:15 pm
Mid-Valley Clinic
529 Jasmine St
Break Room

Port Angeles
Wednesday, February 15
4:30 pm
Olympic Medical Center
939 Caroline Street
Wendel Room

Port Townsend
Tuesday, February 14
12:00 pm & 5:15 pm
Pt. Townsend Senior Ctr.
620 Tyler St
Board Room

 

Republic 
Tuesday, February 14
12:30 pm
Ferry County Memorial Hospital
36 Klondike Road
HUB Conference Room 

Sea-Tac
Monday, February 13
7:00 pm
Angle Lake Community Center
4040 S 188th Street, #100
3rd Floor Conference Room

Seattle
Tuesday, February 14  
9:30 am & 7:00 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Room 31 Lower Brick Bldg.

Thursday, February 16
9:00 am & 7:00 pm
UFCW 21 - Seattle
5030 1st Ave S
Joe Crump Hall

Sequim
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
Quality Inn
134 River Road
Breakfast Room

Shelton
Wednesday, February 15
12:30 am (New Date & Time)
Mason General
901 Mountain View Dr
Washington Room

Silverdale
Wednesday, February 15
9:00 am & 5:30 pm
UFCW 21 Office
3888 NW Randall Way #105
Conference Room

South Bend
Monday, February 13
3:00 pm
Willapa Harbor Hospital
800 Alder Street
Evergreen Room

Spokane
Thursday, February 16
8:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
UFCW 21 Office
1710 N Calispel
Conference Room

Tacoma
Tuesday, February 14
2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S
Room 119

Tonasket
Wednesday, February 15
12:30 pm & 2:00 pm
North Valley Hospital
203 S. Western Ave
Orientation Room

Walla Walla
Monday, February 13
1:00 pm
Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center
401 W. Poplar St
Vincentian Room

Wenatchee
Thursday, February 16
12:00 pm
Confluence Health
1300 Fuller St
Conference Room A