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Immigration: Know Your Rights

In the wake of recent federal executive actions on immigration enforcement and so-called sanctuary cities, The Attorney General's Office launched a “Know Your Rights” public awareness campaign to help immigrants living in Illinois understand their rights and responsibilities when interacting with law enforcement.

Every Illinois resident has constitutional rights regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. The Attorney General's Office encourages people to read and carry a Know Your Rights card with them in case they are approached by law enforcement or immigration authorities. See printable versions below.

Immigrant Assistance Program

The Immigrant Assistance Program was established to ensure that state government is aware of the needs of Illinois' immigrant population and the barriers which may prevent immigrants from seeking and obtaining government services. The Immigrant Assistance Program involves the coordination of the provision of services by the Office of the Attorney General and provision of referrals to other government agencies as appropriate.

Immigration Services Providers must register with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. To check the status of a Services Provider or file a complaint, please call us.

1-800-964-3013 (TTY)

1-877-844-5461 (TTY)

1-877-675-9339 (TTY)

Línea Gratuita en Español : 1-866-310-8398

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