Immigration raids have been announced in at least ten cities across the nation – including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Below are some key resources and information:
- The Sheriff’s Office does not ask your immigration status and cannot enforce immigration law. Learn more here y aquí en Español.
- Information about warrants and how to interact with ICE agents: https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/imm_enfrcmt_homework_rts_2008-05-2/
- Information about your rights: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/immigrants-rights/#police-or-ice-are-at-my-home
- In case of ICE activity at your home, workplace, or neighborhood, report the action by calling any of the rapid response networks in California. 707-800-4544
- List of all rapid response networks across the state: https://chirla.org/content/know-your-rights-hub
Where to seek legal support:
- La Luz Center: https://www.laluzcenter.org/copy-of-family-services
- Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy & Services (VIDAS): http://vidaslegal.org/
- CHIRLA: https://www.chirla.org/
- California Human Development: https://californiahumandevelopment.org/
- Catholic Charities: https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/
- International Institute of the Bay Area: https://iibayarea.org/
Organizations across the state that offer a variety of immigration resources: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Documents/daca-application-assistance-providers.pdf
Organizations that offer legal support free of charge: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Documents/ContractorReferralListFY1617.pdf
How U.S. Citizens can support the immigrant community: https://weareheretostay.org/ifyouseeice/?fbclid=IwAR2zyoL_32ImQmilJ8XE34pV8JI0oXwgLdpWrOMZoDErz8eNbmuI1A4HTQM
We also want to remind you that University Police Departments do not enter into any agreements with federal agencies or support federal agencies as stated by CSU policy (see full policy here: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Documents/Undocumented-FAQs-5-3-17.pdf).
Campus community members should consult the full text as it includes FAQs for California State University Employees about such actions and what to do in case of ICE activity on campus. Should these actions occur at SSU, please contact University Police at 707-664-4444 and the DREAM Center at 707-664-3541. If a campus community member receives a request for personal or personally identifiable information or records containing such information, please contact the following individuals:
- Tyson Hill, Senior Director of Risk Management, Salazar 2060, 707-664-4039.
- If the Senior Director is not available, the back-up contact is Missy Brunetta, Director of Emergency Services and Parking Services, Salazar 2061, 707-664-3408.