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CASA de Maryland: distributing book telling illegal aliens how to avoid law

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posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:12 AM
CASA de Maryland created a major controversy by distributing an eight-page book telling illegal aliens how to avoid law enforcement authorities. The CASA book, Know Your Rights (PDF) tells illegal aliens not to carry "any documents from your country of origin" and that "providing your name" to a police officer "has risks" because "your name can be used to start a deportation process." It flatly says, "Don't provide government officials information about your immigration status."

Link to book you need adobe reader to view

Here's some clips from their book...

Do not open the door. Ask the officer to slip the warrant underneath
the door. If you open the door and allow the official to come into the
house, this may be considered giving him/her “consent” to
enter. If s/he enters without a warrant, request the names
and badge numbers of the officers and say that you
did not “consent” to a search. Also, write down the
names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who
witnessed the incident.

In some states, it is a minor
crime not to provide your
name when asked by a police
officer. While punishment
for these crimes is minor,
you still could be arrested for
not providing your name.
Remember that providing
your name has risks, and that
your name can be used to
start a deportation process.

Talk with your co-workers to see if they are willing to
make a collective decision that everyone - regardless of their
immigration status - will remain silent and ask to speak with an
attorney in the event of a workplace raid.
Tell co-workers not to run and to remain calm if there is a raid.
If there is a union at your workplace, contact your union spokesperson
to find out more about preparing for a raid.

they even have a little cut out wallet card to hand to police that reads

Please be informed that I am choosing to exercise
my right to remain silent and the right to refuse
to answer your questions. If I am detained, I
request to contact an attorney immediately. I am
also exercising my right to refuse to sign anything
until I consult with my attorney.
Thank you.

well what do you think???

Might not respond to posts right away, today is a play day with my granddaughter... but I'll get around to staring replies, if she doesnt kill grandpa with horsey rides first

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Originally posted by DaddyBare
well what do you think???

I'm familiar with this organization. I think it should be shut down for their obvious disdain for the rule of law.

...but that ain't likely to happen.

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 11:41 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

I just read throught that booklet and found it to be mostly common sense advice....what I found really ironic was that it was all in English, not in any other language not even spanish since that who their target audience seems to be.

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by rangersdad

Hey your right...
I thought surely they would offer this in both Spanish and English...nope
By use of my awesome all powerful puter skills I searched their entire database for the Spanish version of this doc... nada, nothing...
Click here to see for yourself

Now that makes me wounder just who their target audience is????

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