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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

What to do when faced with anti-Muslim discrimination

VIDEO – What To Do When Faced With Anti-Muslim Discrimination 

Know Your Rights: In the 100-Mile Border ZoneCONOZCA SUS DERECHOS: EN LA ZONA FRONTERIZA DE 100 MILLAS

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 / Cómo solicitar un pasaporte de EE. UU. para menores

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

RAIDS WATCH: Know Your Rights (Video) / Redadas de la Migra: Conozca sus Derechos

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: What to Do If Immigration Agents (ICE) Are At Your Door

Know Your Rights: What to Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into The U.S.

What to do if you are an immigrant stopped by law enforcement agents

If Detained

What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration / ¿Qué puede hacer si usted es arrestado o detenido por Inmigración?

Detention Centers and Detainee Locator

Know Your Rights: What to Do If You Have Faced Sexual Assault in Detention


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