Knowledge Is Power, Protect Your Rights – Shareable Consumer Alert

President-elect Donald Trump pledged to crack down on immigration, deport undocumented immigrants, and end the DACA initiative but the timing and scope of any changes to current policies remain unclear. Share these Consumer Alerts, available in English and Spanish, to help educate immigrants on their rights during these uncertain times.

Six ways to use this Consumer Alert:

  1. The first and most obvious way is to try and get it placed in your local or neighborhood newspaper or other print outlet. For more information on how to reach out to your local newspaper about placing a PSA or Consumer Alert, see: Placing a Print Public Service Announcement
  2. Share it with community stakeholders! Craft an email and send it to local organizations that are also involved in immigration issues. Those can include your local Chamber of Commerce, local middle schools and high schools, churches, senior centers and more.
  3. Use them when publicizing clinics, citizenship activities, or other community outreach. Print up a poster and have it at the workshop door. Print out postcard-size versions and print the information about your workshop on the opposite side-drop these off at local schools, churches, and elsewhere.
  4. Promote your services by including a version in your communications with current and prospective clients. Again, use the opposite side for any information you want to highlight.
  5. Post it on your firm's Facebook page. Post it on your website and then link to it in a tweet, too. If you have questions about how to become more active in social media, contact our communications team at newsroom@aila.org.
  6. Consider unique outreach efforts. Print up copies and ask the local restaurant if they'd include them in their menus for a month. Ask the local library if you can drop some off there. Are there ESL classes in your area? Contact the institution and see if you could post it either near the classroom door or even give a presentation to the class.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 16111733.