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ICE in New York State Courts Survey

Since the election, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has substantially increased the number of immigrants it targets in New York State Courts. For more information, visit our Ice out of the Courts campaign. As a result, many advocates are hearing from immigrants that they have a profound fear of going to court. This includes immigrants who need access to the … Read more »

Episode 4: Cooking Up Resistance

Previous Episode | Main Page | Next Episode Patrick Thaxter is a former chef who now works quietly in the kitchen of a good friend in Germantown, Philadelphia. Originally from Jamaica, he traveled to the U.S. for a soccer tournament eighteen years ago. On that trip, he met an American woman at a Miami club and the two fell in … Read more »

Eyes on ICE Webinar Materials

On June 13, 2017, IDP & WITNESS co-hosted a webinar on the power and perils of filming ICE. Find more information here.  Below are slides organizers and advocates can use to train people about their right to film ICE, as well as how to share photographs or videos safely and ethically. The slides are formatted as .jpg files, which can … Read more »

PCR Referral form

*This form is for attorney-use only. If you are not an attorney, please contact us through the IDP hotline and we will assist you. Referral guidelines: Vacatur of plea/sentence reduction must clearly improve immigration situation (e.g., avoid deportation, remove bar to green card, make eligible for discretionary relief/waiver, etc.) No more than one felony conviction requiring 440 relief, or two … Read more »

Episode 3: Fighting to be with the People You Love

Previous Episode | Main Page | Next Episode In 2016, William Diaz Castro was arrested at his home in New Orleans by ICE agents who were looking for someone else. He was charged with “illegal reentry” because he had been deported to Guatemala before. But this time, William’s wife Linda and their son witnessed the traumatic arrest. William is a … Read more »

Eyes on ICE – Information on documenting encounters with immigration agents

Para leer información sobre este seminario web, hacer click aquí | Part 1: Know Your Rights & Practical Tips for Filming ICE   Part 2 of EYES ON ICE: Community approaches to documenting and organizing around encounters with immigration agents Watch the recording here As Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) expands the deportation system, communities and grassroots groups are continuing to fight back, … Read more »

Dismantle, Don’t Expand: The 1996 Immigration Laws

Dismantle, Don’t Expand: The 1996 Immigration Laws by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law and Immigrant Justice Network: May 2017 — The last major revisions to U.S. immigration laws were made in 1996 under President Clinton. Shorthanded as the “‘96 Laws,” the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility … Read more »

Criminal Justice Reforms In An Era of Mass Deportation

On May 4, 2017, the Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project, the Immigrant Defense Project, and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released a report “The Promise of Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Criminal Justice Reforms in An Era of Mass Deportation.” The report urges city leaders who want to protect immigrants to act swiftly to end harmful criminal justice … Read more »

Preparación para Casos de Emergencia

Si tú o un ser querido está en riesgo de deportación, es importante crear un plan de emergencia que incluya lo siguiente. Organiza tus documentos personales. Mantén tus documentos originales personales y de identidad en un sitio seguro. Saca copias y guárdalas  donde alguien de tu confianza pueda acceder a ellas si te llegan a detener. Recopila todos tus documentos … Read more »

Train the Trainer Workshop

This webinar has ended, but click here to access a recording and sample materials! How to Give a Know Your Rights Presentation for Immigrants Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2 pm – 4 pm ET This webinar is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to give Know-Your-Rights presentations to clients and community members. The training will cover topics such as … Read more »

Our allies at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) have put together this great FAQ on Lundy Khoy’s case.Q: How can I take action to keep Lundy in the United States? A: Call (202-456-1111) or email (https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact) the White House and ask that the President use his power of Presidential pardon before he leaves office to keep Lundy Khoy in the … Read more »

Download IDP & CCR’s ICE Raids Toolkit Appendices Only

Download IDP & CCR’s ICE Raids Toolkit Appendices Only Enter your email address for a free PDF of the appendices of IDP and CCR’s Toolkit, “Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests.” You will be emailed a link to download the document. To download the toolkit (without the appendices), click here To download the full toolkit with the appendices, click here

Download IDP & CCR’s ICE Raids Toolkit without Appendices (44 pages) Enter your email address for a free PDF of IDP and CCR’s Toolkit, “Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests” without the appendices. You will be emailed a link to download the document. To download the toolkit with the appendices, click here

Download IDP & CCR’s ICE Raids Toolkit w/o Appendices (57 pages) Enter your email address for a free PDF of IDP and CCR’s Toolkit, “Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests.” You will be emailed a link to download the document. To download the toolkit without the appendices, click here

Community Responses to Stop the Deportation Dragnet

This page will be continually expanded as new information comes in. Please check back regularly for updates. If you have resources to contribute or want change alerts, contact KYR[at]immdefense.org. Local, City, and State policies to protect immigrants from deportation: Fight for local policies to protect immigrants from deportation, including limiting ICE collaboration with law enforcement. See Local Options for Protecting … Read more »

Your Impact in the Fight for Immigrant Rights

November 16, 2020 Dear Friends of IDP, As we write to you, it appears that the White House will soon change hands. After four long years of Trump and four long years of relentless racist and xenophobic attacks, we are taking a moment to breathe a deep sigh of relief. But we all know that there is much work to … Read more »

Take a Deep Breath Dear friends, We are touched by all of you who have sent us donations today and reached out to become more involved in IDP’s critical work. We know this is a painful time for many of us across the country, but it is also a time to come together in action. It is clear that in … Read more »