Resources to help undocumented families understand their rights

Posted on March 2, 2017

ACNJ has received calls related to immigration and the impact of recent executive orders on undocumented families here in New Jersey. Below are helpful resources to help families understand the executive orders and ensure their children are cared for in the case parents are unable. If you or your organization is aware of other resources, please share them with us and post to ACNJ social media. ACNJ will continue to share other resources as we learn of them.

The National Immigration Law Center –   Share their Know Your Rights fact sheet which is also available in Spanish.

Child Advocacy Clinic, Rutgers Law School –  They have prepared a fact sheet with tips for undocumented parents that includes a Power of Attorney parents can use to ensure their children are cared for in the case they are unable.  View Spanish bilingual version.

Read their Frequently asked questions on Power of Attorney.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center – This website provides community resources, including a family preparedness plan. View Spanish version.

US Department of Education – View their fact sheet for families and school staff on limitations on Department of Homeland Security immigration enforcement actions at sensitive locations or “Safe Zones”.  This DHS guidance is also available by accessing the link at