As an immigrant, what should I do if I am stopped by the law or immigration authorities?

Be calm and be polite. Know that you have the right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present with you. You do not have to discuss your immigration status, place of birth, or entry into the U.S. If ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) comes to your home, you do not have to let them in unless they have a warrant. Ask the officer to slip the warrant under your door or hold it up to the window so you can inspect it. Do not lie about your citizenship or provide fake documents. Do not resist arrest. Call your attorney.