WITNESS, Immigrant Defense Project (IDP), and New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) created this resource to inform people that they have the right to film and document Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting and arresting immigrants outside of courthouses.
When WITNESS talks about the “Right to Record,” we are referring to the right to take out a camera or cell phone and film the military and law enforcement without fear of arrest, violence, or other retaliation.  Although the Right to Record is foundational
The project is a collaboration with El Grito de Sunset Park that looks at how eyewitness video can be collected, curated, analyzed and used to expose systemic police violence.
WITNESS is proud to join the ACLU’s We Have Rights campaign to distribute a series of powerful and informative videos based on true stories to provide real life action points for what to do when ICE is outside our doors, is in our homes, stops us in our communities, and/or arrests us.
This post examines the role of surveillance video in advocating for Juan Hernandez, and fighting against his deportation
Click here to read the full tipsheet Filming encounters with Immigration and Customs Officials (ICE) can expose human rights abuses, deter violence, substantiate reports and serve as evidence. But if the footage isn’t captured safely and ethically, it can put people at risk. This tip