Know Your Rights Information

This know your rights information is organized by topic.

ACLU Washington is the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.  They work to ensure justice, freedom and equality are realities for all people in Washington state, with particular attention to the rights of people and groups who have historically been disenfranchised.  Some helpful resources include:

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)’s mission is to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. Their website has helpful, educational materials regarding the rights of immigrants residing in the United States of America, such as:

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (IRLC) is a national nonprofit resource center that provides immigration legal trainings, technical assistance, and educational materials, and engages in advocacy and immigrant civic engagement to advance immigrant rights.

  • Know Your Rights: Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against ICE’s (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) unconstitutional actions.

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. The organization creates welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win! Some helpful resources they have include:

Informed Immigrant’s Know Your Rights Guide has information that can help undocumented people advocate for themselves and respond appropriately if they encounter the police or immigration enforcement.

Northwest Justice Project provides free legal assistance to address fundamental human needs such as housing, family safety, income security, health care, education, and more. Our work challenges structural and racial inequities to promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities across Washington State.