Protecting Your Rights Using Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations. Knowing and asserting rights can make a huge difference in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. Red cards provide critical information on how to assert these rights, along with an explanation to ICE agents that the individual is indeed asserting their rights.

Ordering Rights Cards

To order your free red cards, please send your request to the following email. Include your name, organization, address, and the amount of cards you would like: redcards@ilrc.org (mailto:redcards@ilrc.org)

A Bay Area-specific version of the Know Your Rights Card is available to non-profit organizations within the following nine counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, Sonoma, and Napa. Please (mailto:Please) note in your email if you are distributing red cards in one of these counties.

An Update on Ordering Cards (11/15/2016)

Since the election, we know many of you are anxious to get these know-your-rights resources for your communities & families. We’re still sending the cards out, but due to this sudden & unexpected high demand, we are currently overwhelmed by requests. We will still send cards out to everyone, but it may take a couple of weeks to get them out. We thank you for your patience. To help us most eciently fulfill requests for cards:

  • Please only send one request. If you don’t hear from us in a couple of weeks, feel free to follow up on your order.
  • Please keep the requests short and simple & please no calls. We don’t have enough staff capacity to respond to red card requests in real time to requests.
  • Please format your address as you would type it on an envelope to help us easily paste into mailing labels.
  • Please ask for the quantity you think you can distribute within the next few months. We will send as much of your request as we can, and you’re welcome to ask for more when you need them.
  • Please note the cards are only available with the know-your-rights information in Spanish on one side, and the assertion of rights intended for law enforcement in English on the other side.