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Know Your Rights Information
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Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

* Click  here to read the Joint Statement from County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro on Immigrant Support. Also available in Spanish/Español. *


Montgomery County's Immigrant Resources

Know Your Rights Information

ICE Emergency Hotlines:

  • Click here for a  flyer (English) (Spanish/Español) containing all local Emergency Hotlines.
  • If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the  CAIR Coalition at:   202-331-3329.  See  flyer (English) (Spanish/Español) for more information 
  • If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland's ICE Emergency 24/7 hotline at:  240-650-1012 or 1-866-678-2272.
  • In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV's ICE Emergency Hotline at:   202-335-1183.  See flyer (in English and Spanish/Español) for more information.
  • Call  United We Dream's national hotline at:   1-844-363-1423 to report ICE activity.

Know Your Rights Resources:
Know Your Rights Cards (can be printed, cut out, and carried with you):
  • Know Your Rights Cards in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hmong, Korean, Spanish/Español and Vietnamese.  By the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC).
  • Know Your Rights Cards (in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, Haitian Creole, Korean, Spanish/Español, and Vietnamese). By the Catholic Legal Immigration Nework (CLINIC).
  • Know Your Rights Postcards in multiple languages (including Arabic, Spanish/Español, Farsi, and Somali). Print and carry with you. By  National Immigration Law Center. (11/10/2016)

Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

Information on Standby Guardianship:

Update: Frequently Asked Questions

(as of 7/11/2019)

In order for immigrant communities to be prepared in any emergency situations that may arise, we have updated our Immigration FAQs to include Know Your Rights resources, information on how to prepare for possible ICE raids, where to get legal help, and more.  (English) (Español) 


Find reputable legal providers brochure offering help

Upcoming Immigration-related Workshops and Clinics scale

  • August 18, 2019 at 2pm: Free Immigration Legal Clinic. Hosted by Catholic Charities, Ayuda, HIAS, Congregation Action Network, St. Camillus Immigration Action Network, and Washington, D.C.'s Executive Office of the Mayor. See flyer for more details. ( English. Spanish/Español, French, Portuguese)
    • Location: St. Camillus Catholic Church, Camillia Room- 1500 St. Camillus Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Ongoing:  Free Legal Advice Clinics (including immigration and other legal issues). By Montgomery County County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program.
    • Must be Montgomery County resident and meet certain income guidelines.  
    • Various dates/locations throughout County. Click here for more info.
  • Ongoing:  Free Immigration Consultations at Gaithersburg Library.  Hosted by APALRC.
    • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, from 6pm to 8:30pm
    • Location: Gaithersburg Library- 18330 Montgomery Village Ave.,1st Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • Ongoing: Free Legal Clinic (including immigration and other legal issues). Hosted by APALRC.
    • 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 2:30 - 4:30pm
    • Location: Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center- 11002 Veirs Mill Rd, 5th Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Ongoing:  Free Immigration Legal Services and Citizenship Program (flyer available in English, French and Amharic).  Hosted by African Communities Together.
    • Must be Montgomery County resident. Call 240-621-0194 for more information.
    • Free English language instruction, preparation for the citizenship exam, and legal assistance with citizenship application. 
  • Please see  Montgomery County's Immigration Legal Service Providers List  for information on providers that offer regular legal consultations for free or low-cost.

Legal Resources Help, assistance, support, tips, guidance, advice

This information is posted for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center 240-777-4940
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