Photo: ACLU Offers Immigration Advise
The American Civil Liberties Union has come out with a video containing helpful tips if stopped in Arizona in light of the Supreme Court decision on SB 1070. The video also contains advise if stopped in any other part of the U.S. and are asked for your immigration paper.
ACLU notes that I"f you think you were treated unfairly by the police, write down everything that happened. If police asked to see your papers, try to remember how long you were stopped for. The Supreme Court said that police cannot keep you for a long time just to check your immigration status. For people in Arizona: if a police officer delayed your release while he or she checked your status or if you believe you were asked about your immigration status based on your race, ethnicity, or ability to speak English, let us know by calling 855-737-7386.”
The ACLU wants everyone to remember “no matter where you live or whether the law is in effect, you have certain Constitutional rights if you are stopped by police—even if you don’t have papers.”
Watch their video to learn more about your rights.