Don’t Get Your Undocumented Friends in Trouble: A How-To

Don’t Get Your Undocumented Friends in Trouble!

1. Don’t “out” people who are undocumented.

2. Don’t “out” areas where undocumented people live.

3. Don’t prioritize appearing as though you are “centering those most affected” above not getting those “most affected” deported.

4. Don’t list build if you don’t have to.

5. Protect your lists as if your own deportation depended on it.

6. Don’t put YOUR OWN name on lists.

7. Some things you can do on your own, in secret- and you should.

8. Understand that Homeland Security, ICE, and other federal agencies are not like your local police department.

9. Stop fucking inviting your undocumented friends to the detention center.

Image pulled directly from the blog “Attorney On the Move”

10. Do not communicate about sensitive issues around documentation, immigration, etc on phones or digital devices, let alone the internet.

11. This includes your encrypted apps like Signal.

12. This includes your email servers like RiseUp.Net.

13. This includes Slack.


15. Do not spread information that you are not COMPLETELY SURE is accurate and verified.

16. Do not post media of undocumented people on social media. Only videotape what is necesesary and destroy what isn’t needed.

17. Take the time to understand all the risk undocumented people face and how they are treated differently in the legal system.

18. Don’t ask undocumented people to take coordinated arrests.




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