Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights


John Jay College hosted an event in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now! where immigration attorneys conducted a presentation called ‘Know Your Rights’, which provided information to students and community members about how to prepare and find help in case of an encounter with immigration enforcement agents. 

Note: There will be another “Know Your Rights” Panel offered in the Spring of 2018 with  live streaming. 

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Locating Someone Detained by ICE

  • Call 212-264-5085 to locate anyone detained by ICE.
  • Use the ICE detention locator to find adults in ICE custody.

Immigration Fraud Complaints

  • NY State Attorney General’s Office 1 (866) 390-2992

District Attorney- Immigration Affairs Units:

  • Manhattan: (212) 335-3600
  • Bronx: (844) 590-7226
  • Brooklyn: (718) 250-3333
  • Queens: (718) 286-6690


  • Office of New Americans (ONA) Hotline: (212) 419 – 3737 / (800) 566-7636
  • Report Raid in NY: (212) 725-6422
  • CUNY Citizenship Now! (646) 344-7245


John Jay has compiled information from trusted sources that may be helpful to students.

Immigrant Legal Research Center (ILRC)
All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. Red Cards are designed by the Immigrant Legal Research Center (ILRC) to help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents go to a home. For more information from ILRC on red cards and how to use them, please visit:

Immigrant Defense Project
The Immigrant Defense Project has prepared a flyer for community members designed to provide information that might be helpful to individuals who may come into contact with ICE agents.  The Immigrant Defense Project ‘Know Your Rights’ poster is available at: