Immigration Raids

For years, IDP has been tracking, requesting information and training community members on immigration (ICE*) raids and arrests. To challenge the practice of ICE raids, communities must understand ICE tactics, help those at risk of deportation prepare, and strategize about ways to fight back through organizing and/or in the courts.

* ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is the federal agency responsible for arresting, detaining and deporting immigrants.

Learn about ICE (immigration) raids

Click to read the ICEwatch Raids Tactics Report!
  • Toolkit by IDP and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests
    • Learn about our country’s massive detention and deportation system, specific ICE raid tactics, and how communities can prepare to challenge ICE raids. (Ver la versión en español aqui)
  • ICE Materials—trainings and guidance to agents on how to conduct home raids.
    • IDP has also received documents on Operation Palladium as part of an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request litigated by IDP and CCR.
  • Primer on ICE Ruses: learn more about what common ICE ruses are, why and how ICE uses ruses, and what you can do to protect yourself from them.
    • ICE ruses flyer—”Ways That ICE Pretends to be Local Police”: Check out common lies ICE tells when pretending to be local police, including lies told in person and over the phone. Available here in English and Spanish.

Defend your community against ICE raids

Prepare to train community members on encounters with ICE

  • If you haven’t already, learn about ICE raids and tactics. (see above)
  • Distribute Know Your Rights materials for community members on their rights during encounters with ICE.
  • Watch our Train the Trainers video – Know Your Rights: ICE in the community.
  • Watch our webinar, co-hosted with WITNESS, about the right to film ICE and documenting ICE abuses and raids. Use the free slides on filming ICE in your own presentations.