In Illinois, a law enforcement officer can stop you on the street and ask you to identify yourself. Once the officer has identified himself as a law enforcement officer then you must give your name and address is requested.
If the officer asks you about your immigration status you do not need to disclose that information. You do not have to answer any question about your United States citizen status or your current immigration status.
If you are not a US citizen and an immigration officer asks you for your immigration documents, then you must present them. Under federal law you must carry your immigration documentation if you are an adult. However, you still do not have to verbally answer any question about your US citizenship status or your immigration status.
Anything that you say to an officer can later be used against you. If you are under arrest, then you should inform the officer that you will not answer any question without speaking to our attorney.
You should also tell the officer that you are exercising your right to remain silent.
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