Dealing with immigration enforcement


Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen needs to be aware of immigration laws and enforcement. This is especially important if you’re in the country without authorization – but also if you’ve had a run-in with the law that could expose you to deportation, or if you have a temporary status that could change at some point.

This section includes explanations and resources to understand immigration detentions, including what to do if a loved one is detained, where to find them, and how to file a complaint; the deportation process, including who can be deported, when immigrants are most at risk, and possible defenses; and emergency planning that all families should undertake, especially if you have small children. Make sure also that you know your rights when dealing with police and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

If you need more information or a referral, please contact Federal Policy Director Sarang Sekhavat at 617-350-5480 ext. 212, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..