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Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) New Mexico
Source Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
This ordinance states that the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center will not detain any inmate and will not delay the otherwise authorized release of any inmate, as a result of detainer requests or administrative warrants received by ICE. An immigration detainer request...

Type Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Democracy & Governance
This resolution supports and reaffirms the establishment of laws, policies, and practices that ensure access to legal protections regardless of immigration status, and urges the City of New York to not cooperate with federal immigration efforts. ...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source State College Borough Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employment discrimination. It ensures that all persons receive equal opportunities for employment regardless of their perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen the sanctuary and refugee rights movements by providing a platform to look at and strengthen sanctuary campaigns and policies through an anti-war lens. The goal is to highlight the role of the U.S.’ actions in producing migration; the multiple...

Type Ordinance
Year 1989
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
An ordinance declaring San Francisco to be a sanctuary city and outlining prohibitions on obligating funds toward deportation-related purposes. In particular, no department, agency, commission, officer, or employee of the City and County of San Francisco shall use any City funds or...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
Providing undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses has become a focus of many immigrants' rights organizations and of communities that recognize the important role immigrant residents play as part of these communities. Progressive proponents of providing access to driver's...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Long Beach
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This resolution delineates requirements for Long Beach government efforts to increase language accessibility. According to this ordinance, all public contact positions shall have access to a directory of qualified bilingual staff; departments shall share employee translation and interpretation...

Type Ordinance
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Arcata City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits City employees from engaging in or permitting unlawful detentions or profiling based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or political or religious association. It also prohibits them from cooperating with investigations, interrogations,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level Other
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas -
This publication compiles all the policy analysis conducted and published by ProGov21 for the year of 2023. It includes policy roadmaps for local public officials addressing issues of equity, reproductive health, immigration, land use, public finance, regional coordination, housing,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
The higher education system is a major force in economic, racial, and gender inequality that serves the pockets of corporations and the ultra-wealthy. This report delves into the principles, membership, and strategies of Student Action, a group devoted to utilizing direct action,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New Mexico
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The criminalization of immigration through policies such as the “Zero Tolerance” policy has swelled the numbers of people in U.S. detention centers. Recent reports have exposed the inhumane conditions in these centers, including those that have caused dozens of deaths. Many people...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Education
This resource provides five policy recommendations to improve equitable access to career pathway programs. Recommendations are given at the local, state, and federal levels. They include, but are not limited to, the following: expanding eligibility requirements for career pathway...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The health and well-being of undocumented boys and men of color are vital to the future of California. State and local lawmakers must make the lived experiences of undocumented boys and men of color a focal point of health care, immigration, criminal justice, and education policiy....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Education
In spite of overwhelming odds, some immigrants with minimal academic credentials are finding their way to college, entering post-secondary programs and earning credentials that provide them with the skills required to get and keep good jobs. They are doing so with the assistance of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) Connecticut
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing, Health
Connecticut’s Latinx and immigrant communities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) launched an impact survey to more fully understand key issues facing people of color and immigrants related to employment, housing, health,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Cook County Board
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This ordinance requires the Sheriff of Cook County to decline ICE detainer requests unless there is written agreement stating that all costs incurred by Cook County in complying with the ICE detainer shall be reimbursed. It also prohibits ICE agents from accessing individuals or County...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Housing, Public Safety
In response to President-elect Donald Trump's promise to deport two to three million immigrants when he takes office, many cities and counties across the United States are seeking to enact local policies (often referred to as "sanctuary" or "welcoming") to protect their immigrant...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development
Against growing levels of global migration and demographic change, community foundations have a responsibility to create welcoming local communities for immigrants and other newcomers. Through a series of interviews with staff from community foundations, this report finds that many...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Washington College of Law
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report discusses D.C.'s failure to implement the D.C. Language Access Act. The D.C. Language Access Act was enacted to improve non-English proficient resident's access to translation and interpretation services at municipal entities. The report makes several recommendations to...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Community Justice Exchange
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Spaces, Public Safety, Health
People in prisons, jails, and immigration jails are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. Given the inherent high risk of all incarceration settings, this statement argues that the best protection for these individuals is release for everyone in the custody of federal prisons,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Source: American
Policy Areas -
The federal government cannot legally compel jurisdictions to take part in immigration enforcement. Sanctuary policies publicly affirm that local governments will not cooperate with federal officials to enforce immigration laws. These policies often restrict the ability of local...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Oregon
Source Multnomah County
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public places on the basis of any identity traits. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This report identifies the most effective local policy interventions for protecting immigrants. These include establishing multi-agency prohibitions on immigration enforcement, limiting jail-to-ICE transfers, prohibiting patrol officers from working with ICE, setting due process protections,...

Type Executive Order
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The New York City Office Of The Mayor
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This order requires city agencies to provide language assistance services to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to ensure meaningful access to essential city services and programs. The order establishes guidelines and responsibilities for city agencies to develop and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source City of Dayton
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
Communities across America are at a crossroad: to welcome and integrate new residents and help them on a path to citizenship, or to allow old stereotypes, fears and preconceptions to hinder future success. In a community where immigrants are welcomed they receive mutual respect and...

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