The number lets students warn about the federal agents
The University of California, Berkeley is promoting a local organization’s “rapid response hotline” for students to call if they see federal immigration enforcement officers.
The school promotes the hotline on its Undocumented Student Program website. The hotline was set up by the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership, a cooperation between the legal group Centro Legal de La Raza and several other organizations.
The Berkeley website promoting the hotline links back to a broken page on Centro Legal’s website, but the latter website does feature the hotline elsewhere on its site. “If you see Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) in action, suspect ICE activity in progress, or if you are detained or someone you know is detained by ICE, call ACILEP for rapid response and immigration legal services,” the website states.
The organization’s website also features numerous instructions in a section titled “Know Your Rights.” These include refusing to open the door for ICE agents, demanding to speak to legal counsel, and refusing to say where you were born.
The site says that law enforcement officers “may think they can get away with violating your rights” because President Trump “has made many anti-immigrant statements.”
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