Toolkit to Help Prepare Communities for Trump’s Mass Deportation Plans

Thurs., Jan. 12, 2017 — Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) announce the online release of our new Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests: A Toolkit to Prepare and Protect Our Communities and web page compiling the latest efforts to uphold the rights of immigrants in the Trump era of racialized policing.

Download here: ICE Raids & Community Arrests Toolkit

Based on years of community defense, litigation, and research, including hundreds of accounts of ICE raids, our joint #stopICEcold toolkit offers social justice advocates, lawyers, and community members critical information on our country’s massive detention and deportation system, as well as straightforward ideas on preparing for new waves of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests is the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to help fight back against the Trump administration’s stated efforts to criminalize and deport millions of people.

What’s inside:


  • Definitive information on who ICE targets for deportation, priority locations for ICE activity, and common ICE arrest tactics and strategies.
  • Recommendations on emergency preparedness for those at risk of deportation, individual rights during ICE encounters, and potential legal and community challenges to ICE raids.


  • An initial forecast of what might happen under a Trump administration based on years of monitoring the world’s largest detention and deportation apparatus.
  • Select internal DHS/ICE enforcement memos and training documents secured through a pending FOIA litigation — as well as summaries of raids reported.

Coming soon:

  • An online interactive map of the raids reported to IDP in the New York City area.
  • An online directory of FOIA documents from Immigrant Defense Project et al. v. ICE et al.
  • A web-based version of the toolkit.
  • Ongoing updates and more resources on emergency preparedness.


Help spread the word:

  • Use #stopICEcold to promote on Twitter and Facebook. Follow IDP and CCR to stay connected to campaign developments, including updates and added materials.

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Please download and spread the word!