Know Your Rights

If Approached by Law Enforcement

  • You always have the RIGHT to an attorney, and you should have a lawyer present when speaking with federal law enforcement agencies.
  • You have the RIGHT to refuse law enforcement to enter your home or office if they do not have a warrant. 
  • You should NEVER lie or provide false information to any law enforcement agencies.  You always have the RIGHT to remain silent.
  • If you are EVER contacted by the FBI, please call CAIR–NY immediately: 646-665-7599.
  • For more information, please review our resource library or contact us for help.

This information is not intended as legal advice.


Encourage Your Masjid or Community Center to Become a Polling Site!

For years, New York City's churches and synagogues have served as polling sites on election day, but not masajid or Muslim community centers.  We think it's time for this to change, but we can't do it alone.  We need to hear from interested sites as soon as possible, so if you want your masjid or community center become a polling site, please have the site's leadership submit the form below:

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