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The Westchester County Human Rights Commission investigates allegations of discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and credit lending. While the Commission investigates covered complaints of discrimination based on citizenship status, alienage and national origin, it does not provide an administrative process for immigration-related matters such as asylum or deportation. In an effort to provide information about individual rights regarding encounters with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Commission has identified potential resources below.

For legal help
Call the Liberty Defense Project at (800) 566-7636. The Liberty Defense Project is administered by New York State. As per its website, all call information is confidential and that assistance is available in 200+ languages.

The Liberty Defense Project provides free legal consultations and screenings for immigrants throughout New York State; direct representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings as well as other cases; and help with filing immigration applications for naturalization, employment authorization, permanent residency, etc.

To report ICE-related activity 
Call the New York Civil Liberties Union at (212) 607-3370 and/or the Immigrant Defense Project at (212) 725-6422. View additional hotline information

Fact sheets and general information about ICE
Know Your Rights Factsheets (in English and Spanish)

ACLU Factsheets and Information on encounters with ICE

What to do if ICE stops you

What to do if you are stopped by immigration officers

Know your rights factsheet

Know your rights with ICE

En Español
Hoja informativa de inmigración de NYCLU

Hoja informativa de servicios legales


Local community groups
The following local organizations may be able to provide some assistance:

Community Resource Centers
134 Center Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10534 
Tel: (914) 835-1512
E-mail:
Website: www.crcny.org

Neighbors Link Network
27 Columbus Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Tel: (914) 666-3410
E-mail: 
Website: neighborslink.org

Empire Justice Center
30 S. Broadway, 6th Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701
Tel: (914) 595-0910
Website: www.empirejustice.org

Catholic Charities Community Services of Westchester/Putnam
80 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
Tel: (888) 744-7900
Website: www.catholiccharitiesny.org

Make the Road New York
46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914) 948-8466
Website: www.maketheroadny.org