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Know Your Rights: Immigration, Advocacy and Education

As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, the Bellevue School District strives to provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.

Immigration Legal Services

Expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network

Have you or someone you know received a notice from immigration court or been detained by ICE? If you need immigration legal services and cannot pay for them, the newly Expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network may be able to help.

Listing of Public Charge Legal Resources (PDF)

A listing of Free and low-cost Immigration Attorneys

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

An immigration lawyer search tool provided by the AILA.

Immigrant Safety

Immigrant Safety Plan for Youth and Children: English (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)

This document is a collective community resource to help parents plan for the care of their child(ren) (with or without status) in the event that a parent is detained or deported.

We Have Rights

An empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Portland Public Schools – Undocumented Students, Sanctuary Districts and ICE Enforcement (PDF)

Your Rights (Immigration, Advocacy, Education)

Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)

CISC is a partner of the Coalition Against Hate & Bias (Coalition), which is supported by the King County Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ). The Coalition is a community-led initiative to address hate and bias incidents by strengthening and networking communities who experience racist and bigoted treatment and all forms of oppression.

Rights Card (PDF)

A card that can you keep with you that explains to law enforcement that you are exercising your legal rights.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (ERIC)

ERIC advocates for welcoming, culturally competent practices across all sectors so that policies, investments, and services reflect the unique needs and strengths of our multicultural community.

Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Programs and Services include: citizenship assistance, improvement of English and job skills, the Expanded Legal Defense Network, the Immigrant Family Institute, city-wide Language Access Program, city-wide Ethnic Media Program.

St. James Immigrant Assistance

St. James Immigrant Assistance staff and volunteers provide ESL tutoring, citizenship preparation, assistance on naturalization applications, and activities for elders.

Latino/a Educational Achievement Project

LEAP works with community leaders in the movement for justice and equity through civic engagement programming, increased educational opportunities, advocacy, and community initiatives.

United We Dream

United We Dream empowers people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project – Know Your Rights (PDF)

A listing of your basic rights, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project offices, and resources.

ACLU – Immigrants’ Rights

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions for School Officials (PDF)

This document, which consists of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”), seeks to help educators – including School Superintendents – as they work to ensure immigrant students’ right to an education is not undermined by federal immigration enforcement efforts.