If you witness an individual or a group of people being detained by ICE, follow these procedures:
- Do not interfere with law enforcement. You could be detained or injured if you try to confront law enforcement agents.
- Immediately or as soon as possible write down everything you are observing i.e. place, time, actions, identifications of arresting agency, any names of detainees.
- If possible film or take photos of the detention activity. You have a legal right to do this.
- Contact organizations in the state who need to know what has happened and can provide help to the detainees:
- Oregon ACLU 503-227-3186 or 888-527-2258
- Oregon Rural Organizing Project (ROP) 503-543-8417
- Centro de Ayuda 541-265-6216
- Servicios Legales de Oregon 503-981-5291 or 1-800-662-6096.
If a friend or acquaintance has been detained by I.C.E. or you think may have been
detained, the first thing you need to do is find where this person is.
The quickest info available is usually the ICE hotline for detainees: 855-448-6903. Be sure to have the detainee’s full name. They should also have info on any court dates, attorney, expedited deportation order or other status.
- To see if they are in custody of the Lincoln County Jail: 541-265-4277.
(If the person is in the county jail, they must have been arrested for a charge other than immigration. It is illegal for Oregon law enforcement officials, funds or facilities be used to enforce federal immigration laws.)
- C.E. detainees are often sent to Immigration Detention in Tacoma, Washington 1-253-779-6000.
For information on dates and decisions of Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180.
While locating the detainee also contact any of the organizations above for help.
Contact any family members or friends that you may know about to check on their well being.
Finally, keep informed, speak up and speak out!
This information has been summarized from a series of sources and does not constitute legal advice. For any legal questions, consult an attorney. Sponsoring organizations: Lincoln County Diversity Coalition, Immigration Information Response Team, Centro de Ayuda.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON CURRENT SITUATION OF IMMIGRANT WORKERS IN OREGON
Informed Immigrant at informedimmigrant.com
Info on the Trump Executive Order, and programs such as DACA. A great long list of other resources.
Innovation Law Lab at innivationlawlad.org
“Tool Kit for An Inclusive Oregon.” It has a great video on local inclusivity resolutions.
Rural Organizing Project (ROP) at rop.org
One of Oregon’s most active human dignity organizations. Much info and ideas concerning immigration.
Oregon Law Center at oregonlawcenter.org
Legal help for rural folks including immigrants. Will help individuals find an attorney or give advice on legal issues. English and Spanish.
Updates on current situation of immigrants in Oregon. Useful short films.
“ACLU answers questions on ICE immigration activities in Oregon.” Update on what is happening and what are simply rumors.
Causa at causaoregon.org
Organizer of marches and actions statewide. Contact for ways to participate and support.
Info on the faith based sanctuary movement. Sanctuary Tool Kit.
Alto Trump at altotrump.com
“Know Your Rights” campaign. Report hate crimes here. A series of colorful handouts in English and Spanish on what to do in cases of ICE actions or raids.
Very interesting explanation from an undocumented person of the kind of actions that may have negative affects on precisely the people you want to help. On the the Daily Demand website. Google the article.