Immigration Information

What to do if ICE comes to your door

DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR

ICE cannot come in without a signed warrant by a criminal court judge. They can only come in if you let them in.

REMAIN SILENT

ICE can use anything you say against you in your immigration case so claim your right to remain silent. You can say, "I plead the fifth amendment and choose to remain silent."

DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING

Do not sign anything ICE gives you without talking to an attorney.

REPORT AND RECORD

Report the interaction immediately: UWD hotline 1-844-363-1423

Take pictures and video unless you're on federal government property. Take notes of details like badge numbers, number of agents, type of car, and exactly what happened.

FIGHT BACK

Get a trustworthy attorney and explore all options to fight your case. If detained, you may be able to get bail - don't give up hope!

Public Charge

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Free and Reduced Fee Legal Services

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc

South Coastal Counties Legal Services provide free legal services to low-income residents and seniors to keep governmental assistance like SNAP benefits or medical benefits, help if you are a victim of domestic violence, housing rights, rights for senior citizens, and more. 

Catholic Social Services of Fall River

Catholic Social Services of Fall River provide advocacy and resources for immigrant refugees in the region. Contact their Legal Director, Schuyler Pisha, ESQ. (508) 674-4681 or SPisha@cssdioc.org.

Contact your local government representatives

Need help communicating with a federal agency like USCIS? Your local government representatives might be able to help.

Jake Auchincloss represents the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts in Washington, DC and he also has an office in Attleboro.

Click here to contact Rep Auchincloss' office or call (508) 431-1110.

Jim Hawkins represents the Attleboro area in the State of Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Email: james.hawkins@mastatehouse.gov 

Adam Scanlon represents the North Attleboro area in the State of Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Email: adam.scanlon@mastatehouse.gov

Phone: (508) 838-3928