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
Understanding the Supreme Court’s Action on President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban 2.0
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)

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
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; employers’ 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)

 

“Sanctuary” Policies: Enhancing Trust Between Immigrants & Local Authorities
The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy (Tom Wong, CAP & NILC)
How Much Funding for Sanctuary Jurisdictions Could Be at Risk? (AILA, CAP & NILC)
Sanctuary City Toolkit (resources for advocates)

Campus Safe Zones
Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution Language: K–12
Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution Language: Colleges & Universities
Understanding the Sanctuary School & Safe Zone Movement: A Quick Guide for Educators (produced by Educators for Fair Consideration)
Practice Advisory: The Legal Authority for “Sanctuary” School Policies

Enforcement in the Workplace: Employers’ Rights
What to Do if Immigration Comes to Your Workplace (a guide for employers)

State and Local Enforcement
Along Racial Lines: The Genesis of Arizona’s SB 1070 Is a Cautionary Tale of Race-based Immigration Policy
SB 1070: Lessons Learned (on the 4th anniversary of enactment of Arizona’s notorious anti-immigrant law)

Federal Enforcement
How ICE Uses Local Criminal Justice Systems to Funnel People Into the Detention and Deportation System
Victimizing the Victims (When state and local agencies participate in immigration enforcement, victims and witnesses are put at risk)
How U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement and State Motor Vehicle Departments Share Information

PEP — Priority Enforcement Program
Why ‘PEP’ Doesn’t Fix S-Comm’s Failings
INFOGRAPHIC: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Proposed Implementation of PEP (PDF)

Secure Communities, 287(g), and Related Programs
Overview of the Key ICE ACCESS Programs: 287(g), the Criminal Alien Program, and Secure Communities (PDF)




Trump Executive Orders
P.K., et al. v. Tillerson, et al. (challenging U.S. State Department’s refusal to process Diversity Visa applications)
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

Louisiana
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
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.


MORE INFORMATION
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