News and Updates from IDP

ICE Policing Through the Pandemic

December 17th, 2020 By Immigrant Defense Project and Center for Constitutional Rights On November 17, 2020, at 4:45 AM, five plain-clothes agents from Immigration and Customs…
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Detention Litigation

Background IDP engages in litigation efforts to challenge the unjust detention of immigrants. Our ongoing work primarily focuses on habeas corpus petitions before the federal…
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Criminal Process and Procedure

Background IDP engages in strategic litigation before both federal and New York State courts to ensure full and fair proceedings for noncitizen defendants facing criminal…
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“Particularly Serious Crimes”

Background The United States has long offered protected status to those fleeing persecution abroad in the form of Asylum and Withholding of Removal. Under its…
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Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude

Background IDP supports litigants in cases addressing whether certain offenses are categorically deemed “crimes involving moral turpitude” under immigration law, advocating for the strict application…
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Retroactivity

Background IDP participates in litigation efforts to limit retroactive application of new laws and policies that restrict the rights of immigrants. For example, IDP has…
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Finality of Convictions

Background IDP engages in strategic litigation before the immigration agencies and the federal courts in support of the conviction “finality rule,” which is the longstanding…
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Drug Offenses

Background The War on Drugs has long impacted immigrant communities. In 1996, Congress enacted legislation hugely expanding the numbers of immigrants subject to mandatory detention,…
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