WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICERS
If immigration officers or the police stop you in the street and ask about your immigration status:
– You DO NOT have to answer any questions.
– You DO NOT have to tell them your name or address.
– Tell them that you do not want to talk to them.
– Stay polite but confident.
– You can walk away.
They are not allowed to stop you just because of your race. They can only stop you if they have a good reason. If they stop you just because of how you look, or the language you speak, tell them: “I am busy”. “This is racist”. “I will make a complaint”.
If you are detained, call Bail for Immigration Detainees (independent from us): 020 7247 3590
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