Immigration Raid Resources

How to Help Families Prepare for Immigration Raids and Other Enforcement Actions

Families, providers, and communities must be prepared for immigration raids. We have compiled these resources to help stakeholders and providers support children and families who may be affected by immigration raids. These resources can also help providers keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve.

See this spreadsheet for a full list of resources related to immigration raids, including location-specific resources. If you have a resource you would like us to share, please contact Vanessa Meraz.

Know Your Rights and Rapid Response

Everyone has rights, no matter their immigration status. These resources can help to inform immigrants about their rights in interactions with immigration officials and support advocates in preparing for and responding to immigration enforcement actions.

Family Emergency Preparation and Parental Rights

Parents who are apprehended by immigration officials have the right to make decisions about their children’s care before being taken into custody and prior to deportation. These resources will help parents know their parental rights, collect important information and documentation, and make child care arrangements if they are affected by immigration enforcement.

    Mental Health Supports

    In the aftermath of immigration enforcement, it is vital that caregivers are prepared to address children’s mental health needs. These resources can help parents and practitioners talk to children about traumatic experiences and connect families to mental health clinicians.

    Provider Preparation and Response

    These resources are intended to support direct service providers in preparing for and responding to immigration enforcement and to make their spaces safe and welcoming for immigrant families.

    *available in languages other than English and/or Spanish