Rights of All Immigrants

The Immigrant Justice Project, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is a legal initiative that defends labor rights and civil rights in the Southeastern United States. It has extensive experience in this field, and has ample resources to use in confronting injustice.

Rights of All Immigrants

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is well-known as an organization that has fought for civil rights and human rights for over 40 years. SPLC is dedicated to fighting bigotry and hatred. We are not affiliated with any government organization or private company.

The Immigrant Justice Project, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is a legal initiative that defends labor rights and civil rights in the Southeastern United States. It has extensive experience in this field, and has ample resources to use in confronting injustice.

We are here to support you. Our services are completely free. Call us with questions about your rights as a worker or if you are mistreated by the police or any other government official or agency.

If you have questions about your rights, please call us free at 1-800-591-3656

Rights of All Immigrants

  • If you are questioned by the police, you have the right to remain silent. (In some states you are obligated to tell the police your name and address, but you do not need to say where you are from or if you have papers).

  • If you have valid immigration documents, you should show them. If you don’t have documents from the United States, you should not carry or show papers from another country because the government could use this information in your deportation hearings.

  • You should never lie or show false documents.

  • You can make phone calls to your family and community members while detained. Calls to a lawyer or organization for help related to your detention or immigration proceedings are free of charge.

  • If the police, immigration agents, or other government agents try to enter your house, you have the right to see a warrant signed by a judge.

  • You should not sign any document without speaking with a lawyer.

  • It is a good idea to know the name and telephone number of an immigration lawyer and develop a plan to protect your family.

If you have questions about your rights, please call us free at 1-800-591-3656