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DESCRIPTION: Feb. 10, 2006. Chelsea, MA. Gladys Vega from the Chelsea Human Services Collaborative. Immigrant leaders gathered to highlight the need for all immigrants to know their rights under the United State Constitution following rumors that immigrants were stopped in the greater Boston area and asked for identification papers. Leaders brought to light the following information: Only federal officials have the right to ask for immigration information and that all officers – regardless of jurisdiction – must identify themselves with a badge and identification. If community members are stopped by people who do not fit this description, they should not give out their name, social security number, immigration status nor any other identifying information. All people have the right to remain silent and the right to a lawyer, even if approached by Immigration officers. If individuals are stopped or detained, they should immediately call a community organization or lawyer
CREDITS: © 2006 MARILYN HUMPHRIES
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