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Help from ACLU of Northern California

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.

Immigrants’ rights and concerns

  1. Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network for EMERGENCIES ONLY to report ICE activity and enforcement actions: (408) 290-1144
  2. County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations (

Immigration Legal Services Referral List / Lista de Servicios Legales de Inmigración :

3. 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)

4.  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.

5.  California Immigrant Policy Center

Resources for Immigrant Communities

6.’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