Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Enforcement

dacaIn recent years, federal immigration enforcement policies and practices, including increased reliance on state and local agencies for information about non-U.S. citizens, have swept an unprecedented number of people into the detention and deportation system. These policies rip families apart, encourage racial profiling, and undermine due process. States and localities, too, have enacted laws designed to make life so difficult for immigrants that they are forced to go elsewhere. Through policy work and litigation, NILC challenges unjust enforcement-related federal, state, and local policies and laws whose main targets are low-income immigrants and their families.

Immigration Enforcement InformationLitigation

Trump Executive Orders
FAQ: President Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Refugees and Muslims (or Why President Trump’s New Executive Order Is Still a Refugee and Muslim Ban)
Understanding Trump’s Executive Order Affecting Deportations and “Sanctuary” Cities (interior enforcement)

Everyone Has Certain Basic Rights, No Matter Who Is President (also in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish; rights card also in Farsi and Somali)
Immigration Enforcement–related Rights Information (encountering law enforcement; raids; patients’ and providers’ rights; participating in demonstrations)

Immigration Raids
President Trump’s Raids on Immigrant Communities (facts and what you can do)
Immigration Raids Alert: Prepare for Raids and Protect Yourself!
Alerta sobre redadas de inmigración: ¡Prepárese para las redadas y protéjase!
Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff (PDF)

Right to Legal Counsel
Blazing a Trail: The Fight for Right to Counsel in Detention and Beyond (PDF)
California’s Due Process Crisis: Access to Legal Counsel for Detained Immigrants (PDF)

Arrest & Detention (Unaccompanied Children)
The Orantes Injunction (requires DHS to uphold certain rights of Salvadorans in immigration detention)
The U.S. Government’s Response to the Current Influx of Unaccompanied Children at the Border and Its Obligations Under Existing Court Orders (6/20/14)
The Nationwide Perez-Fuñez Permanent Injunction Provisions for Unaccompanied Children in DHS Custody (PDF)
Unaccompanied Children and Health Care (PDF)


Trump Executive Orders
International Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Donald Trump, et al. (challenging exec. order as violation of Establishment & Equal Protection clauses)
Hameed Khalid Darweesh, et al. v. Donald Trump, et al. (requesting stay of removal of refugees and immigrants affected by exec. order of Jan. 27, 2017)
Understanding the Ninth Circuit’s Decision (Issued Feb. 9) on the Refugee and Muslim Ban
What the Federal Courts Said About President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban 2.0

Vo v. Gee, et al.: Challenge to law that denies certain immigrants their right to marry
Cacho, et al. v. Gusman: Challenge to Orleans Parish sheriff for illegal immigration holds

Alabama’s HB 56: Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, et al. v. Bentley, et al.
Alabama’s HB 56, Section 30: Central Alabama Fair Housing, et al., v. Julie Magee, Alabama Revenue Commissioner, et al.
Alabama’s HB 658, Section 5: Jane Doe #1, et al. v. Hobson, et al. (challenge to blacklisting or “scarlet letter” provision)

Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, Utah
Arizona’s SB 1070: Valle del Sol, et al. v. Whiting, et al., formerly Friendly House, et al. v. Whiting, et al.
Georgia’s HB 87: Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, et al. v. Deal, et al.
Indiana’s SB 590 & HB 1402: Buquer, et al. v. City of Indianapolis, et al.
South Carolina’s SB 20: Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, et al. v. Haley, et al.
Utah’s HB 497: Utah Coalition of La Raza, et al. v. Herbert, et al.

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff
Tools and resources to help protect and prepare youth and families in case of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid