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The following page provides resources for communities on a variety of legal issues, including your rights at border checkpoints, during police encounters or worksite raids.
This information is not legal advice. If you have been questioned, detained, or arrested by law enforcement, or believe that your rights have been violated, you should contact an attorney to get advice about your individual circumstances.
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- Know Your Rights card; information on dealing with law enforcement (police, immigration, FBI agents)
- Rights of Immigrants in a Workplace Raid: A Resource for Communities Before, During and After a Raid: This bi-lingual handbook informs people about their rights during a workplace raid in Arizona. The handbook, which is the first of its kind in Arizona, also provides general information about what workers, families, and communities can do to prepare for a raid, and steps they can take after a raid. Oprime aquí para bajar esta guia en Español.
- Read our fact sheets on immigrant detention, the 287(g) agreement, border checkpoints and the Constitution Free Zone.
- Know Your Rights card; information on dealing with law enforcement (police, immigration, FBI)
- Download Immigration Publications
- Your Rights: What YOU Need To Know About SB 1070
- Driving While Black or Brown: An Analysis of Racial Profiling in Arizona: This report documents the on-going problem of racial profiling by Department of Public Safety officers. Oprime aquí para bajar este análisis en Español.
- Download Racial Profiling Publications
- Youth have many rights under state and federal laws, both in and out of the classroom. The Students' Rights Handbook is an ACLU-AZ publication written to answer some of the most important questions you have about your rights.
- Please visit our Youth Rights page for more resources, including a guide for LGBT students and an LGBT rights pocket card.
- Download Students Rights Publications
- The ACLU of Arizona has issued a new report that explores felony disfranchisement laws in Arizona. Breaking Barriers to the Ballot is intended to provide a more comprehensive picture of the voting rights removal and restoration processes. In Arizona, an estimated 176,103 persons - most of whom have fully served their felony sentences - are barred from the polls. Read the executive summary.
- Download Voting Publications
- Women's Jail Project: The Women’s Jail Project works to improve policies in Arizona jail systems related to women's health issues, including ensuring pregnant inmates have access to adequate prenatal care, protecting inmates’ right to abortion, and advocating for humane labor and delivery practices. Click here to learn more about the rights of pregnant inmates to healthcare in Arizona's jails and prisons. (En ESPAÑOL)
- Download Women's Rights Publications
The Constitution of the United States of America:
Bill of Rights:
- Click here for the First 10 Amendments to the Constitution
- Click here for the 11th and Following Amendments
Arizona State Constitution: