It is the mission of the Los Angeles Public Library to provide free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.
LAPL has updated information to share with patrons regarding questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and immigration enforcement.
Libraries are a trusted source for information in every community. Ask your librarian for referrals to resources today! If you need assistance with translation, there are options on the Internet to translate, and a librarian can help.
Many local organizations are holding workshops. There are links below for their contact information. Call them because information on their websites has not been updated to show all of new events.
The list of resources will be updated as we learn more, so check back frequently for the most current information.
Know Your Rights
Everyone who lives in the United States has rights under the U.S. Constitution, regardless of status. For example, you have the right to remain silent and you may refuse to speak to immigration officers.
- English (with links to legal resources)
- Know Your Rights Card, English and Spanish
- Resources for Immigration Raids in English and in Spanish
Listen to Your Rights
Resources for Questions about DACA
- AAAJ-Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Chinese)
- AAAJ-Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Korean)
- AAAJ-Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Thai)
- AAAJ-Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Tagalog)
- MALDEF - Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (English and Spanish)
- NILC - National Immigration Law Center (English only)
- NILC - New Questions and Answers About DACA
- Nonprofit organizations that provide low-cost help: immigrationlawhelp.org
- Immigration courts list of lawyers and organizations that provide free legal services: justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers-map
- Search engine to locate legal services near your zip code: adminrelief.org
- American Immigration Lawyers Association’s online directory: ailalawyer.com
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild online find-a-lawyer tool: nationalimmigrationproject.org/find.html
- For educators from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center: ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/schools_post-election-v4.pdf
Remember, do not take advice about your legal case from a notary public or immigration consultant. Only speak to an immigration lawyer or accredited representative.
2533 West 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
2845 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
1531 James M. Wood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017