Anti-violence Work: Intimate and Domestic Violence Survivors, LGBTQ People, and Sex Workers

In our work to end the police-to-deportation pipeline, IDP has worked closely with organizations that have frequent interaction with the police. In June 2011, we supported the formation of the Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation, a coalition of intimate partner and domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ people, youth, sex workers, labor and sex-trafficking survivors, people of color, people living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants. This coalition came together to speak out against the violence communities experience from the police, the criminal “justice” system, deportation policies, and many state-sanctioned laws and policies, with a particular focus on ending deportation and the collaboration between police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Members of this coalition continued the collaboration and worked together on materials to challenge ICE collaboration with police, including a graphic project called  DANGER! Police Involvement in Mass Deportation.