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
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