People who have visited the United States or other countries often have the opportunity to see demonstrations in the streets. Some are very small, with only a dozen people, and only three or five slogans; Sometimes there are gatherings in front of parks or government buildings, with impassioned speeches on stage and slogans cheering from the audience; The refusal of the horse fence, the patrolling and the mounted police, are like a formidable enemy.
For larger-scale events or potentially controversial demonstrations, the authorities may also ask you to designate someone other than you who is responsible for maintaining order, and provide the names and phone (mobile) numbers of these people. In special circumstances, those authorized by you can also directly contact the police officers dispatched by the authorities.
On the day of the event, you should bring your assembly permit with you and arrive at the event site ahead of time to meet the police officer responsible for maintaining order. At the end of the event, the site must be cleaned according to regulations. In some places, additional fees can also be paid, and government departments are responsible for cleaning up garbage. If the event ends normally (as it usually does), it is best to politely thank and say goodbye to the officer on duty.
What rights do immigrants, including illegal immigrants, have when participating in protests?
• The right to freedom of speech. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from restricting your right to speech. This means that you have the right to participate in political protests and demonstrations. The First Amendment also protects freedom of the press (and other rights). All persons in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have these rights. However, courts are divided on whether immigrants are protected by the First Amendment. So illegal immigrants have to think carefully because they can't count on the courts to protect their First Amendment rights.
• The right to immunity from retaliation. The First Amendment prohibits government retaliation against those who exercise the power of personal speech and protest. But the Trump administration has arrested immigration leaders, activists, and students in retaliation for speaking out against immigration policies. Therefore, if you are concerned about your immigration status, you should carefully consider the possible risks. Before you decide whether to attend a high-profile protest march, make a safe plan, or consult a trusted immigration attorney.
• The right to remain silent. Under the Fifth Amendment, you have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions from law enforcement officers, including police officers and immigration officers. If a police officer or law enforcement officer starts asking you, you should answer "I know I have the right to remain silent, and I choose to exercise my authority."
• The right to refuse a search. The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. You do not need to agree to a body search or search of your belongings. If a law enforcement officer asks you to search your body or your belongings, you should expressly refuse, saying "I do not agree to the search." Note that the officer may ask you to do something indirectly. If you obey, your actions may be considered as your consent to the search.
In any case, during the parade, you must pay attention to safety while promoting the concept. The fearless bunny with Courpal needs a companion when you are fighting. It is not only a Bunny plush toy, but also a courageous partner.