Someone Is Knocking At My Door

They are fingerprinting and questioning others in the home. What do I do?

What to do:

  • You should say “No, I do not consent to having you take my fingerprints” or “No, I do not consent to giving you my documents.

  • Continue to say this even if they insist many times. If ICE handcuffs or restrains witnesses in order to obtain fingerprints or documents, ask “Am I under arrest?”

You should not physically resist, but instead continue to say “I do not consent to fingerprinting. I do not consent to giving you documents.”

Your rights: When ICE agents make an arrest, they are likely to ask any witnesses for fingerprints and for their immigration documents. Witnesses of ICE arrests have the right to say no.