January 11, 2017

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights Video

To help ensure America’s commitment to justice for all, the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration has produced an updated version of “Know Your Rights,” an educational video for the more than 400,000 men and women held in immigration detention facilities across the country each year.

The 45-minute video offers information that shows men and women in immigration detention how to navigate the court system and what to expect as they await their day in court. Through a series of vignettes with actors re-enacting typical scenarios, the video uses proven adult-education techniques to maximize comprehension and retention. 

The ABA Commission on Immigration collaborated on the project with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Detention Watch Network, and the National Immigrant Justice Center. The Commission is working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to distribute the video to the 250 detention centers across the country.

A preview of the video is available in English and Spanish.

The full video is available for streaming in English, Spanish, and French.

For the full press release, please visit our News page.

Available for Purchase

If you would like to purchase a copy of the DVD, please visit the ABA Web Store.

Know Your Rights Manual

To supplement the DVD, the Commission has created a Know Your Rights Manual. The manual is available in the following languages: