Know-Your-Rights

  • All New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, have rights and protections under the law. 
  • The City of New York does not conduct federal immigration enforcement. The New York City Police Department does not ask about the immigration status of crime victims, witnesses, or other people who ask for help.
  • The City of New York has confidentiality protections in place for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, who are accessing important City services.
  • Federal enforcement officers, which includes ICE, cannot enter hospitals, schools, or shelters.

For more information about your rights and to review a fact sheet in multiple languages, go to nyc.gov/KnowYourRights.

Use the Immigration and Citizenship page for immigration and citizenship applications, resources, and services, including ActionNYC immigration legal help.

You can contact the following Agencies for help:

ActionNYC

If you are concerned about being reported to ICE or at risk of deportation, call ActionNYC at (800) 354-0365.

Immigration Defense Project (IDP)

If ICE is at your door or you are trying to locate someone who has been detained by ICE you can call the Immigration Defense Project (IDP) Hotline at (212) 725-6422 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you who can provide assistance. Information will not be immediately available on the whereabouts of the detained person.

Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)

If you are concerned about or witnessed ICE entering a hospital, school, or shelter or if you need immediate legal help you can call 311 to be transferred to the MOIA hotline and leave a message.