OPL Responds: I.C.E. in the Bay Area

Here's what you need to know to protect yourself or support friends and neighbors in the event of an I.C.E. raid in the Bay Area.

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Recent reports that I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) descended on businesses in the Bay Area remind us how important it is to know your rights.  

The library can help you get the information you need to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors. Ask us! If we don’t know the answer, we’ll connect you to someone who does.

Creative Commons photo by Joe Bruskins via Flickr.

We’re lucky to have several local organizations working to help people with immigration questions and challenges. There are too many to list here! For a comprehensive resource guide, check out our Know Your Rights page.

And remember, knowledge is power. Here are 5 Ways to Fight ICE Raids With Power, Not Panic.

If you want to volunteer to support your neighbors and friends in the event of an ICE raid, check out bayresistance.org or click here

If you're concerned about immigration coming to your workplace, review this very useful Employer Guide created by the National Employment Law Project and National Immigration Law Center.

For questions and reports about immigration enforcement, call the 24-hour hotline supported by the Alameda County Immigrant Legal and Education Partnership.

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