Building Power at the Grassroots

Grassroots Crim-Imm Working Group

IDP has long worked with grassroots community-based organizations to build the capacity of organizers and directly-impacted individuals to respond to criminal-immigration issues. IDP provides legal, research, and strategic analysis to support base-building efforts and boost the advocacy power of member-based organizations to achieve fundamental change. IDP is currently working in collaboration with the Puente Human Rights Movement, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, 1Love Movement, and Families for Freedom, to educate and engage the broader immigrant rights community on the historical and political context of the criminal-immigration system and a framework to fight back. IDP also continues to engage efforts to “Fix ’96” – aimed at to transforming the harsh immigration laws implemented in 1996.