Safe Passage holds Know Your Rights Presentation in Coney Island

Safe Passage, July 5, 2016


On June 21st and 22nd, Alexandra Rizio, Senior Staff Attorney and Legal Interns, Bethany Parry and Molly Jacobs-Meyer, traveled out to Coney Island at the crack of dawn to give a Know Your Rights presentations to immigrant families. They gave a general overview of SIJS, T-Visas, U-Visas, DACA, Immediate Relative petitions, and ICE raids. A large number of the general questions from the attendees centered around what to do if an ICE raid were to occur. The presentation on June 21st was conducted in English and Spanish, and the presentation on the 22nd was conducted in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The team showed up with resources detailing what to do in the event of an ICE raid, as well as packets with names, numbers, and addresses of organizations providing pro or low-bono legal counsel to immigrants in NYC.