Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 3.22 4. Advice for Client

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During the client interview, counsel should take the time to communicate a number of basic facts to the client.



- A "Know Your Rights" flyer published by Casa de Maryland, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer's Guild, and Detention Watch Network at (available in English and Spanish). - A flyer by the ACLU of Southern California on "rights and responsibilities" for a person who is stopped by the police at (also available in Spanish). - A folder on "Know-Your-Rights" materials, including flyers in nine languages, at - A folder on Motions to Suppress, including manuals, sample pleadings, a checklist, and court decisions at - "Planning Effective Know Your Rights Presentations for Communities Facing Immigration Enforcement," which provides practical steps that communities can engage in before, during and after an enforcement action at Immigrant Legal Resource Center The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) offers a guide for undocumented youth living in the United States at National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild provides a fact sheet on Secure Communities at National Immigration Law Center The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) offers a form for groups and individuals interested in documenting abuses and lodging complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division at