Know Your Rights Information
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

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

*The following clinics are currently closed due to COVID-19.  Please call our office at (240) 777-4940 for referrals for immigration legal services, or see info above regarding legal service providers.
  • 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
  • Please see  Montgomery County's Immigration Legal Service Providers List  for information on providers that offer regular legal consultations for free or low-cost.

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