Know Your Rights

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

As of mid-February 2020, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) are being deployed to sanctuary cities, including San Francisco.

It's important to know that, even if you are not a citizen of the United States, you have rights. You are protected.To that end, please review this Know Your Rights Card for more information.

As the proud son of immigrants, whose parents came here for a better life and to pursue the American Dream, I voted for Assembly Bill 450. It prohibits employers from allowing ICE agents on private business property without a warrant.

It also:

  • Prevents employers from voluntarily sharing confidential employee information without a subpoena.
  • Requires employers to notify their workers before a federal audit of employee records.
  • Prohibits employers from re-verifying information on employment verification forms, unless compelled to by federal law.

Assistance for those detained by ICE in San Francisco is available by calling 415-200-1548.

We will continue to fight in the courts to block dangerous and unjust policies. We will fight in the Legislature to advance our California values of justice, inclusion, equity and opportunity. And we will fight to empower all of our people with information about their rights and existing protections to help keep families from being torn apart.