Our mission is to defend & advance the rights & opportunities
of low-income immigrants and their family members.
NILC, the ACLU Immigrant Rights Project, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the Rights Working Grouphave developed a sample civil rights violations complaint form and instructions to document abuses occurring under the various immigration enforcement programs, not just by federal officials but also by local law enforcement officers. This form is for use by groups and individuals interested in documenting such abuses and lodging complaints with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Detailed instructions on how to fill out the complaint form and where to send copies are included in the packet. For more information, contact NILC's Melissa Keaney (keany[at]nilc.org).
Immigration Enforcement Civil Rights Complaint Form (PDF with instructions and consent form)
Formulario Para Quejas Sobre Agentes de Inmigración y la Policía (PDF with instructions and consent form)
These fact sheets summarize chapters of the Migration Policy Institute’s report Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery and provide NILC’s recommendations with respect to the immigration enforcement issues discussed in each chapter.
"Secure Communities," 287(g), etc.–related Resources
Prosecutorial Discretion–related Resources
Arrest & Detention–related Resources
State & Local Law & Policy–related Resources