Stand Up for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

This webpage was last updated in September 2017.

CGRS strongly condemns President Trump’s Executive Orders halting refugee admissions, banning individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., and enacting draconian enforcement measures against immigrant and refugee communities. We continue to monitor the implementation of the new Executive Orders and will be updating this page regularly. Below are resources for communities and advocates to get informed and take action to defend immigrant and refugee rights today.

Note: If you are traveling through SFO and affected by the Executive Order banning the entry of those from six Muslim-majority countries, there are a few legal assistance hotlines available:
ACLU of Northern California: 415-621-2488
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus: 415-848-7711
CAIR - San Francisco Bay Area: 408-986-9874

Executive Orders

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States (issued January 25, 2017)

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements (issued January 25, 2017)

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States (issued January 27, 2017)*

The Latin America Working Group has prepared a Spanish summary of the three Orders issued in January and their negative impacts, available here.

Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States (issued March 6, 2017)

If you or someone you know has been personally affected by the Executive Orders of January 27 or March 6, complete this short survey to help the National Immigration Law Center monitor the situation.

*Note: Per President Trump’s new Order of the same name, the Executive Order issued on January 27 has been revoked.

Get Informed

  • FAQ for community groups on the Executive Orders from the Immigrant Justice Network

  • Practice Advisory from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild on new immigration enforcement priorities defined in the Executive Orders

  • 10 things to know about how the Executive Orders harm women and children seeking protection from the Women’s Refugee Commission, available in English and Spanish

Act Now

Urge your representatives to defend immigrant and refugee rights

Join rapid response networks and report immigration raids and bias incidents

  • To report an immigration raid in California, there are a few hotlines you can reach by call or text:
    ICE out of California: 1-844-878-7801
    United We Dream: 1-844-363-1423 (call), 877877 (text)
    If you are in the East Bay, call (510) 241-4011 for rapid response and legal services.

  • If you live in California and believe that you or someone that you know is being wrongly held in a local jail for immigration enforcement purposes, call the ACLU’s TRUST Act hotline at 415-621-2488, call ICE out of California’s hotline at 1-844-878-7801, or email

  • If you live in the Bay Area, join Bay Resistance to receive rapid response alerts and mobilize against immigration raids and other threats to our communities.

  • Report anti-Muslim bias incidents to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department.

  • Report incidents of bias and TSA profiling targeting Sikhs to the Sikh Coalition.

  • Sign up here to join OneJustice's pro bono response network.

Urge partners in the business, health, education, law enforcement, and faith communities to support refugees

Encourage leaders in your community to sign on to sector-specific letters expressing support for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program:

Know Your Rights

  • Free Know Your Rights Red Cards from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center

  • Tips from Kids In Need of Defense on how to prepare yourself for an encounter with ICE, available in English and Spanish

  • The ACLU on what to do if questioned about your immigration status (available in English and Spanish) and if ICE is at your door (available in English and Spanish)

  • Information on what to do when the FBI is at your door, from the ACLU, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and CAIR, available in English and Arabic

  • The ACLU on what to do when faced with anti-Muslim discrimination, available in English, Arabic, Farsi, Bahasa Indonesian, and Urdu

Community Resources