Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. – Ohio Immigrant and Refugee Rights Center (OIRRC)

Know Your Rights

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have rights under the U.S. Constitution and other laws.

ABLE’s Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights (AIR) advocates represent immigrants throughout Ohio. We are the largest group of nonprofit attorneys and accredited legal representatives in Ohio. But we can represent only a fraction of those in need of our legal services.

Because there is no right to appointed counsel in immigration cases – even when people are in detention for months -- it is essential that you Know Your Rights.

The documents and videos below give information on how to protect your rights and family. Special thanks to the tireless AIR advocates and Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Supreme Court of Ohio Civil Justice Program Fund, Four Freedoms Fund of NEO Philanthropy, and the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation for financial support of these projects. Please note that these materials are not legal advice but are here to help you understand your rights in different situations.

Know Your Rights Videos and Self-Help Materials

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Not Sure What is Going on With Your Case in Immigration Court?

The quickest way to find out what is happening with your case in immigration court is to call the EOIR (Executive Office for Immigration Review) Automated Case Information System at 1-800-898-7180. When you call, make sure you have your A Number available. Your A number can be found on most immigration papers given to you by the US government.

Vital Information for Ohio's Farmworkers
The Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project

The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) believes that asylum seekers can make great change by standing together. ASAP provides membership of asylum seekers with legal and community support. Their informational YouTube videos about the asylum process are available in English and Spanish. We hope that these videos are useful to asylum seekers, but they do not replace legal representation.

Additional Materials

Additional Know Your Rights material is available on the iAmerica website in English, Spanish, Polish, Korean, Tagalog, simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Hindi, and Haitian Creole.