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Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)



Rapid Response Network - San Francisco

The Rapid Response Network of San Francisco is made up of 21 community based organizations that provide legal and education services to the immigrant community. The primary goal is to provide quick response in the event of any immigration enforcement activity. They have a 24 hour hotline (415-200-1548), do raid verification, and provide legal representation to community members who are victims of these immigration enforcement acts.


“ICE has triggered a perpetual state of fear among undocumented immigrants in the U.S.” – even in our sanctuary city of San Francisco. Listen to calls to the San Francisco Rapid Response hotline in this short video doc by Stanford student and filmmaker Paloma Martinez, featured on the New York Times Op-Docs. JDC’s Immigrant Legal Defense Program is one of the 21 community partners that provide the hotline and emergency legal services for the San Francisco Rapid Response Network.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Sanctuary City Hotline


Download the Rapid Response Network flyer.

San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network Tipsheet - English

San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network Tipsheet - Spanish


Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership (ACILEP)

If you've seen Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in action, suspect ICE activity in progress, or if someone you know has been detained by ICE, call 510-241-4011 for rapid response and legal services.

Download ACILEP English Flyer

Download Spanish Flyer



Check out San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network's (SFILEN) Deportation and Detention Brochure, which includes information about

  • If you are arrested by police or immigration (ICE)
  • Sequence of events following arrest by police or ICE
  • What can family and friends do?
  • Bond information

Download the brochure: English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog

Phone numbers
and addresses

  • DHS Detention and Removal Field Office - San Francisco

  • DHS Detention Information 1-415-844-5651
    630 Sansome Street, Room 590 San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Immigration Court Hotline 1-800-898-7180
    Use this number to find out if hearings have been scheduled in Immigration Court.
    You will need the person’s alien registration number, “A Number.”
  • San Francisco Immigration Courts
    • Non-detained Cases
      100 Montgomery Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94104

    • Detained Cases
      630 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA 94111

ICE Online Detainee Locator


Know Your Rights

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution.  Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations.  Find out how to get a Red Card.

When immigration comes to your door - Know your rights!  當移民局官員找到你—了解你的權利!

What to do if immigration agents from ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement) are at your door

Visit the ACLU's website for a step-by-step guide.


Upcoming Clinics or Recorded Webinars/Podcasts


Immigration Attorneys Working for Justice by Rapid Response and Legal Representation for Undocumented Immigrants
KALW 91.7 Radio Show
December 6, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Call in: (415) 841-4121

It will feature JDC’s Valerie Zukin and Hamid Yazdah Panah, along with Sara Izadpanah of the Izad Law and Zach Nightingale of Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP - the most prominent immigration law firm in San Francisco.


Immigration Attorneys Working for Justice by Rapid Response and Legal Representation for undocumented immigrants (Recorded August 23, 2017 on 91.7 KALW)

Immigration Law and Preparing Immigrant Families - Your Legal Rights Radio Show (Recorded March 22, 2017on 91.7 KALW)

Immigration Issues in the Workplace - Your Legal Rights Radio Show (Recorded March 15, 2017 on 91.7 KALW)


KPFA Radio's UpFront show

February 23 interview with Francisco Ugarte from the SF Public Defender’s Office, on immigration, legal representation for undocumented immigrants, the orders issues this week, etc.

Visit:  and search February 23

Sanctuary City Information

Read more about San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Ordinance


Talking to Children about Immigration

This video provides insight for parents on how to communicate with their young children regarding immigration. It also encourages parents to develop a plan that is best for their family and how to provide for the care and well-being of their child in the event of an emergency.

Intangible Productions and Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors developed the video in conjunction with experts on family engagement, early childhood development and immigration policy. The video is available free of charge along with links to information and resources for immigrant parents. There are versions with subtitles in English and Spanish for bilingual and hearing impaired families.