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Help from ACLU of Northern California

(1) The ACLU of Northern California is seeking clients who are California residents and have close relatives who are affected by Trump's newest Muslim Ban issued on September 24, 2017.   Click here for more information.


(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.

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Immigrants’ rights and concerns

  1. 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.
  2. California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance  infographics on how to fight ICE with power not panic
  3. County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations (

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

7.’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

  1. 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:

  1. Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR)

Helping victims of racial or religious discrimination

Civil rights line: (408)986-9874