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The constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process, or fair treatment within the justice system, apply to all people, not just U.S. citizens. These resources are intended to help people better understand the justice system and the safeguards it offers to ensure fair treatment.

The documents give information about your rights in different situations:

The resources compiled here were produced by the ACLU of Tennessee and other immigration experts and advocates across the country, as noted on each document.

General Information

Fairness for All: Why We Defend Immigrants' Rights / Justicia Para Todos: Por Qué Nosotros Defendemos Los Derechos De Los Inmigrantes The ACLU works against unjust government policies. Read more (An ACLU Spanish-language website). /La ACLU trabaja en contra de politicas injustas del gobierno. Leer más.

A poster about the Resource Center / Un cartel sobre el Centro de Recursos

Safety Planning

Know Your Rights at Home & Work - Immigrant Women, Abuse & Trafficking / Conozca Sus Derechos en el Hogar y el Trabajo - Las Mujeres Inmigrantes, el Abuso y el Tráfico de Personas

El Poder - Explanation of Power of Attorney (Spanish)

Durable Power of Attorney - General Information / Carta de Poder Duradero - Información General

Tennessee Power of Attorney for Guardianship of Children / Poder Para El Cuidado de Un(os) Menor(es)

Authorization to Consent for Health Care of Minor / Carta de Poder para la Atención Médica de un Menor

Revocation of Power of Attorney for a Minor Child / Revocación de Poder para el Cuidado de un Menor

Applying for U.S. Passports for Minors

Permission to Travel with a Minor Child / Permiso Para Viajar con un Menor

Tennessee Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs / Carta de Poder General


Preparing for Encounters with Law Enforcement

Know Your Rights! Learn How to Protect You and Your Family During Immigration Raids / ¡Conozca Sus Derechos! Como Proteger a Usted y a su familia Durante las Redadas Migratorias

Know Your Rights: Immigration, Local Law Enforcement and 287(g) / Conozca Sus Derechos: Inmigración, la Policía y 287(g)

My Rights When Encountering the Police Card / Tarjeta de Mis Derechos Cuando Se Enfrentan a la Policía

What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI / Qué Debe Hacer si la Policía, Agentes de Inmigración o el FBI Lo Detienen

Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement / Conozca Sus Derechos Frente a los Agentes del Orden Público

VIDEO: Know Your Rights by CHRLA/VÍDEO: Conozca sus derechos por CHRLA



If Detained

I Am in Immigration Detention...What Are My Rights? / Estoy Detenido Por Immigración...¿Cuáles Son Mis Derechos?

Immigration Detention and Removal: A Guide for Detainees and Their Families

Detention Centers in the Southeast

Guide to the Basic Immigration Consequences of Select Tennessee Offenses



From Raids to Deportation: A Community Resource Kit / De redadas a la deportación: Un kit de recursos para la comunidad

ICE Guidelines for Identifying Humanitarian Concerns Among Administrative Arrestees When Conducting Worksite Enforcement Operations

ACLU-TN Immigrants' Rights Worksite Raid Questionnaire / Formulario para Redades del Trabajo ACLU-TN Derechos de Inmigrantes

ACLU-TN Immigrants' Rights Residential Raid Questionnaire / Formulario para Redades Residenciales ACLU-TN Derechos de Inmigrantes











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