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Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation


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.

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


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Learn about rights and options for DACA recipients, who are immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. 

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.

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


Travel Ban Panel Discussion - Iranian American Bar Associatio (IABA)

IABA NorCal invites you to a panel discussion on the Executive Order with legal experts on Tuesday, April 25.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Sheppard Mullin, 4 Embarcadero Center, 17th Floor, San Francisco, 94111

The panel will cover the following topics:

  • The Executive Orders on immigration
  • An overview of the Travel Ban Litigation
  • The impact of the Travel Ban on Iranian and other communities
  • A discussion on know your rights and available resources for help to the community

The panelists include:

Atessa Chehrazi, Partner at Jackson & Hertogs
Shahpour Matloob, Matloob Law Office; Immigration and Nationality Law Certified Specialist; The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization;
Brittney Rezaei, Staff Attorney at Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area
Elica Vafaie, Staff Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus; IABA NorCal Board Member

Moderated by: Babak Yousefzadeh, Partner at Sheppard Mullin; IABA National Liaison

This event is free and open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

Please RSVP at so you are on the security list.


Immigration Law and Preparing Immigrant Families - Your Legal Rights Radio Show

"Your Legal Rights” radio host Chuck Finney for a discussion with experts on Immigration Law and Custody Planning for Immigrant Families

Recorded: March 22, 2017 on 91.7 FM  KALW

On air guests: 

  • Avantika Shastri, Legal Director and Lead Attorney for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative at the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco;
  • Ilyce Shugall, Immigration Law Specialist and Immigration Services Legal Director of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto;
  • Hamid Yazdan Panah, Law Offices of Hamid Yazdan Panah and Member of the Iranian American Community of Northern California;
  • Deborah Wald, Certified Family Law Specialist and managing partner at The Wald Law Group

Immigration Issues in the Workplace - Your Legal Rights Radio Show

Recorded: March 15, on 91.7 FM KALW

Immigration Issues in the Workplace/the Employment Rights of Undocumented Workers, Language Discrimination, & Document Abuse.

On air guests:

Employment Law attorneys: Chris Ho (attorney for workers) and Jay Rosenlieb (attorney for employers)


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