This resource guide contains information for DACAmented, schools, churches and for people who would like to know how to help.
Reporting hate incidents, scams, fraud, etc.
Southern Poverty Law Center: Report a Hate Incident
Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights- OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
- File a complaint online for bullying or harassment of students
- Find your regional Office of Civil Rights office
- In-language resources
Stopbullying.gov – For identifying, preventing, and resolving issues of bullying for community members and educators.
Department of Justice, Community Relations Service- DOJ’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and disability.
CRS works with police chiefs, mayors, school administrators, other local and state authorities, community-based organizations, and civil and human rights groups. CRS also provides free cultural competency training programs.
- Find your regional Community Relations Service Office
- Information for religious groups
- Multimedia resource center
- Twenty Plus Things Schools Can Do To Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs
- CRS Fact Sheets
FBI Civil Rights
- Hate crime reporting process and statistics
- Regional FBI field offices
- Hate Crimes Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual
Department of Homeland Security
- Office of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
- Fact Sheet on Protective Security Advisor Program (PSA)
- DHS Policy Prohibiting Enforcement Actions at “Sensitive Locations”
DHS policy instructs immigration and border agents to avoid conducting enforcement actions at sensitive locations (however, there are some exceptions). Locations covered by these policies include:
- Schools, such as known and licensed daycares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop;
- Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
- Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;
- Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings; and
- During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.
In addition, immigration enforcement at courthouses is limited to actions against individuals falling within the enforcement priorities of the November 2014 memorandum.
- To report a DHS enforcement action that you believe is inconsistent with these policies, contact:
- ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) through the Detention Reporting and Information Line at (888)351-4024 or through the ERO information email address at ERO.INFO@ice.dhs.gov, also available at online here.
- The Civil Liberties Division of the ICE Office of Diversity and Civil Rights may be contacted at (202) 732-0092 or ICE.Civil.Liberties@ice.dhs.gov.
- For enforcement at or near the border contact Customs and Border Protection “CBP” Information Center to file a complaint, by phone at 1-877-227-5511, or by email here.
For DACA eligible/recipients
National Immigration Law Center:
National Immigrant Justice Center: Immediate suggestions from NIJC:
- We do not recommend applying for DACA or DACA renewal at this time.
- If you have DACA, do not apply for advance parole. If you already have approved advance parole, return to the United States before January 20, 2017.
- Make an appointment for a legal consultation with a qualified legal service provider like NIJC as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for a permanent form of relief.
- If you have been a permanent resident for three or more years, consult with a legal service provider about preparing to apply for U.S. citizenship. If you have ever had an encounter with the police, do not apply unless you have consulted with an attorney.
For Emergency Planning with your Family
- Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers – Forms available in English, español, Arabic, and Vietnamese.
More information to come…
More information to come…