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Know Your Rights

Updated March 6, 2017

What if I am stopped or questioned by the FBI, immigration officials or other government officers?

Please always rememeber you have rights.

Provided below, are links to resources from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the Immigration Law Resource Center (ILRC) that have useful information on what to do if you are stopped and questioned:


BC: Hate Crimes and Bias-Related Incident Protocol

ILRC Immigrant Rights Under a Trump Administration

ILRC Red Card on Asserting Rights

ACLU What To Do If You're Stopped by the Police, Immigration Officials or the FBI

NILC "Know Your Rights"

List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers

Directing International Students and Scholars to Resources on their Rights in Encounters with Law Enforcement


‚ÄčElectronic Devices

For students who like to travel with electronic devices, here is what the US Customs and Border Protection have posted about inspecting Electronic Devices: 


Inspection Of Electronic Devices

Privacy Concerns In Border Searching Electronic Devices