Community Resources

Resource: ICE Knows That You’re In DOCCS 

IDP has put together a resource that provides critical information to immigrants who are facing time in NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) or who are currently in DOCCS custody. Even though ICE and DOCCS have established close collaboration over the past few decades, people entering into or in DOCCS custody often have very little information on what … Read more »

Community FAQ: Marijuana Legalization and Considerations for Immigrant New Yorkers (English and Spanish)

On March 30, 2021, the New York State Legislature passed marijuana legalization under the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”). This resource explains the law and the immigration considerations for people with prior New York convictions and those considering future marijuana-related activity. Available in English and Spanish. El 30 de Marzo del 2021, la legislatura del estado de Nueva York … Read more »


In the Fall of 2018, IDP launched Pardon: the Immigrant Clemency Project, an initiative that aims to protect immigrants and to push back against policies that disempower and marginalize people with criminal histories. Under the Trump administration, there are currently thousands of immigrants at risk of deportation because of past criminal convictions. For many individuals, a pardon is their only protection … Read more »

Changes to New York Class A Misdemeanors Explained

One Day to Protect New Yorkers We won! On April 12, 2019, the governor signed One Day to Protect New Yorkers into law, changing the maximum possible sentence for class A misdemeanors and unclassified misdemeanors from 365 days to 364 days. Read this resource to find out what this law is and how it can impact you. Un Día Para … Read more »

Emergency Preparedness

Disponible aquí en español.  If you or a loved one are at risk of deportation, make an emergency plan for the following: Meet with a Lawyer | Medical Needs | Childcare Needs |Financial Needs Advocating for a family member in an immigration bond hearing | Immigration Raids | Print this page  Organize your personal documents. Keep original identity & personal documents in a … Read more »

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 … Read more »

ICE Raids Toolkit: Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests

Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests, the product of IDP’s and CCR’s collective work against ICE arrests under Bush and Obama, serves as the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against the Trump administration’s efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people. (Updated in July 2019) Read Toolkit Forward (updated March 15, 2021) Appendix A … Read more »