Help from ACLU of Northern California
(1) The ACLU of Northern California is asking that people who have been expecting visitors to arrive at SFO from one of the seven countries affected by the Executive Order – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – and have not heard from their visitors or have heard that their visitors have arrived and been detained or denied entry to please contact us at 415-621-2488 and leave a message.
(2) Civil-rights related legal matter:
Click here to get help from the ACLU of Northern California about a civil-rights related legal matter The civil liberties counselors’ phone number is (415)621-2488.
Local Santa Clara Valley Resources
Unless stated otherwise, the following Web sites and the organizations that they represent are not affiliated with the ACLU. Nor does the ACLU necessarily endorse any of their services.
Know Your Rights: published by the ACLU of Northern California
- What to do if you are an immigrant stopped by law enforcement agents? No matter what your immigration status is, you have rights when you interact with immigration agents or the police. Print and share these one-pagers in your communities.
English | (Arabic| Chinese | Creole | Farsi | Français (French) | Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) | Korean | Português (Portuguese) | Soomaali (Somali) | Español (Spanish) | Tagalog | Urdu | Vietnamese)
- A list of over 20 articles, each describing an aspect of civil rights, including but not limited to police interactions, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ rights, California AB 60 Driver’s Licenses, and many different topics on students’ rights.
- Feel Like You're At Risk?
Immigrants’ rights and concerns
- One of our community partners, SFILEN, has launched their new hotline in SF. Call (415) 200 - 1548 in case of ICE activity. They have language support in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese and can support with legal and community defense.
- California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance infographics on how to fight ICE with power not panic
- County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations (sccoir.org)
Immigration Legal Services Referral List / Lista de Servicios Legales de Inmigración :
4. Blog from ACLU of Northern California
This blog covers a wide range of topics related to immigration, including:
- Protection from California laws (TRUST Act of 2014, TRUTH Act of 2016)
- Protection from U.S. Constitution
- Deportation Preparedness Kit (what to do before any encounter with ICE or law enforcement, what to do and whom to call after an incident, how to safeguard your family)
- Safety plan (in case of detention)
- What to avoid (before any incident)
- How to behave when approached by ICE or other law enforcement
- DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
5. Immi tool launched by iAmerica, which helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options.
Immi’s online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was created by iAmerica's partners, the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants. ILRC attorneys provided the immigration legal content to the tool.
6. California Immigrant Policy Center
Post-election Tools & Resources for Immigrant Communities
Immigrantinfo.org’s mission is to support a healthy and resilient community for everyone through successful integration of immigrants, refugees and asylees into our society. The Web site has a searchable database of many governmental, educational, and non-profit resources used by immigrants and others.
Reporting hate crimes or helping victims of discrimination
- City of San Jose
Police Department: (408) 277-8911
Online information from the San Jose Police Department regarding the reporting of crime:
Open letter from Mayor Liccardo in response to election, immigrant concerns:
- Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR)
Helping victims of racial or religious discrimination
Civil rights line: (408)986-9874