#KnowYourRights – Creating a Dignity and Protection Plan

Are you ready to take charge of your future and safeguard your rights?

Introducing the Dignity and Protection Plan, a powerful tool to secure your presence and protect your family and belongings. The Dignity and Protection Plan is a well-organized collection of documents establishing your length of residency in the United States. But it’s more than that; it’s your shield against expedited deportation and a valuable asset for your attorney’s defense strategy.

To create your Dignity and Protection Plan:

  1. Gather all your personal documents and information about your immediate family.
  2. Organize them chronologically by month and year, ensuring each document bears your name, date, and U.S. address.
  3. Aim to have a document for each month of your stay in the country, totaling 60 documents for five years.
  4. Store the documents in folders categorized by year, and consider making a copy for a trusted individual.
  5. Safely keep your Dignity and Protection Plan in a secure location.

What documents should you include? 

Begin with proof of identity, such as translated birth certificates, passports, consular IDs, and any immigration or U.S. documents with photos. Next, prove your relationship with a U.S. citizen or resident through birth certificates of your children, marriage certificates, naturalization certificates, or residency cards. 

Show your physical presence through sealed and certified school records, letters from religious entities confirming your participation in ceremonies or registration dates, stamped U.S. entry passports, bank statements, utility bills, club memberships, and more. You can also provide employment records, donation receipts, tax and medical records, and more.

Consider granting a power of attorney for your children and finances, ensuring they are in the hands of a trusted individual. Remember, this does not grant custody but provides authority for your children’s well-being and enables someone to manage your assets if needed. 

Memorize important phone numbers, medical information for your children, evidence of medical conditions, property titles, insurance policies, copies of government assistance records, proof of dual citizenship for children, and details of your entry to the US. In addition, keep a record of applications submitted to USCIS and any documents supporting your victimization in a crime.

If you don’t have all the documents listed, don’t worry. The document list serves as a guide, and you can use any other document containing your name, date, and U.S. location. Explore the resources guide to acquire any missing documents. (Add link to Resources on the landing page) 

Remember, you are not alone on this journey. Contact us for assistance, so we can provide you with the guidance and support you need. Empower yourself with the Dignity and Protection Plan, and take control of your future today. Together, we can ensure a brighter tomorrow for all.