Tools for Immigrant New Yorkers
As immigration officials increase enforcement activities in our communities, immigrants and their families must know their rights and be ready to exercise them.
This page provides tools to protect yourself and your family. This includes knowing what to do in interactions with immigration authorities or police, creating a family plan in case you or a loved one is arrested, and figuring out if there is anything you can do to regularize your immigration status.
Here you will also find information about what to do if you or a loved one is arrested and how to connect with advocates who can help. Remember, everyone has rights, regardless of immigration status!
Learn what to do if asked about immigration status.
Video produced by American Civil Liberties Union
Tools for Immigrant New Yorkers was created with support from New York Community Trust.
Connect with Advocates
ICE raid hotline
If ICE is stopping people in your community or a loved one has been detained by immigration and does not have a lawyer, call the Legal Aid Society Immigration Hotline at 844-955-3425. The hotline is available 7days a week 8am to midnight.
Immigration information hotline
To speak with someone about your immigration situation, or to be directed to a legal service provider in your area, call the New Americans Hotline, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm at 1-800-566-7636.
Report immigration scams
Do not be fooled by people posing as fake immigration officials demanding money to avoid deportation! To report potential fraud or other issues regarding immigration services, contact the Attorney General’s Immigration Fraud Hotline at (866) 390-2992 or email Civil.Rights@ag.ny.gov.