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Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI
We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. This card provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights. Note: Some state laws may vary. Separate rules apply at checkpoints and when entering the U.S. (including at airports). WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE STOPPED BY POLICE, IMMIGRATION AGENTS OR THE FBI (Download») YOUR RIGHTS - You have the right to remain silent. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES - Do stay calm and be polite. - Do not interfere with or obstruct the police. - Do not lie or give false documents. - Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested. - Do remember the details of the encounter. - Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been violated. Make a Difference Your support helps the ACLU defend immigrants’ rights and other civil liberties. Give Now If You Are IF YOU ARE STOPPED FOR QUESTIONING Stay calm.

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