Hope CommUnity Center offers detailed and concrete preparation for immigrants to be knowledgeable of their unalienable rights in this country, even when they don’t have legal status. We provide this preparation through fairs, workshops, and clinics in which members of the community act out different scenarios in which they may encounter law enforcement officers or immigration officers. During these community gatherings, families also prepare Dignity Plan and Protection packets that demonstrate their length of time residing in the United States, the status and needs of their Permanent Resident or US Citizen Children, and their good moral character. Additionally, HCC works with members of the community to ensure the safety of their children, finances, and possessions through the preparation of Power of Attorney documents.
In whatever situation remember:
- You have the right to remain silent.
- Never present false documents and do not lie to officials.
- Do not open the door, only officials can enter with a signed and valid order from a judge or with your permission.
- You have the right to right to speak with an attorney and make a phone call.
- You have the right to refuse to sign whatever document before consulting with an attorney.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD, DON’T TAKE RISKS
Consult with an Immigration attorney, never receive legal guidance from a notary, Immigration Consultant, or paralegal.
SAVE MONEY IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Contact Anallely at 407-880-4673 ext. 238 for information on what materials are needed for Dignity Plan and Protection packages and workshop dates, or to plan an individual workshop with your community or organization.
We hold the following workshops and fairs to make people knowledgeable of their rights and help prepare their Dignity Plan.
First Saturday of Every Other Month – Immigration Fair
Last Wednesday of Every Month – Dignity Plan Workshop
Individual Know Your Rights and Dignity Plan workshops can also be scheduled.
Hope CommUnity Center also partners with Catholic Charities of Central Florida for more detailed cases.
Click here for cards to carry that express your rights in English and Spanish.
Click here for a booklet demonstrating how to respond in different situations where you may encounter Immigration or Law Enforcement Officials.
Click here to find the information you need to collect to prepare your Dignity Plan Package.
REPORT AN IMMIGRATION RAID. CALL THE FLORIDA IMMIGRANT COALITION HOTLINE AT 1-888-600-5762