This booklet tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your rights have been violated.

Other sections of this booklet:

  1. Questioning
  2. Stops and Arrests
  3. Searches and Warrants
  4. Additional Information for Non-Citizens
  5. Rights at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the United States
  6. Charitable Donations and Religious Practices
  7. Referral Contact Information

1.American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC):

(202) 244-2990

2.American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF):

(202) 742-5600

3.American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA):

(800) 954-0254

4.Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR):

(202) 488-8787

5.Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF):

(213) 629-2512

6.National Lawyers Guild (NLG):

(212) 679-5100

7.National Immigration Law Center (NILC):

(213) 639-3900

8.NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (NAACP LDF):

9.National Immigration Project:

10.Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF):

(800) 328-2322

11.South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow (SAALT):

(310) 270-1855

12.U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (UCCR):

(800) 552-6843

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