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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 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (VTVPA) passed with bipartisan support in 2000. The VTVPA created the U Visa, a nonimmigrant visa for victims of certain crimes who have been, or are likely to be, helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Mijente
Policy Areas Data & Technology
With the willing collaboration of Silicon Valley, the Trump administration has accelerated and expanded its crackdown on migrant communities. Companies like Palantir, Amazon, Salesforce, and dozens of others have pursued federal government contracts to arm agencies like Immigration...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
One of the many ways to help a person facing deportation is to lift up their case publicly. The major organizing objectives of publicly lifting up an individual case are to connect the individual person’s imminent deportation and story to the larger local, regional and national immigration...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the "end" of the much reviled Secure Communities (SComm) program. In its place, DHS created the "Priority Enforcement Program" or PEP. PEP works exactly the same way as Secure Communities. It tracks fingerprints and helps ICE agents...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
The purpose of this toolkit is to help you understand the various pieces that make up the massive deportation machine, and to give you the tools to dismantle it. Local authorities need to protect and serve their communities, not criminalize them; and local governments need to invest...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) California
Source Monterey County Sheriff
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This document outlines Monterey County's policy on detention of undocumented persons, responding to ICE detainer requests, and refusal to participate in ICE operations....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Spaces, Public Safety
Sanctuary is a tool that provides a place of refuge and safety to those facing deportation. This report provides a brief history of the Sanctuary movement and outlines the resurgence of the Sanctuary movement under the Trump Administration. Additionally, this report calls for the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
Municipal ID policies-where local governments issue their own identification credentials-improve access to services and institutions. This report examines case studies of municipal ID programs and examines how many of these policies have impacted immigrant communities. It also features...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) California
Source The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
For this article, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center interviewed defenders from four counties in California, each with a different model. The models include having a full-time or a part-time in-house immigration specialist; contracting with an outside organization; having an in-house...

Type Executive Order
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Mayor of the City of Columbus
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Public Safety, Civil Rights
This executive order protects people without documentation from deportation and expands immigration protection services....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2012
Level County, City or Town
State(s) Washington, D.C.
Source City Of Washington, D.C.
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
An Act to create a Department of Corrections in the District of Columbia to limit the circumstances under which the District will comply with an immigration detainer requests from the Unites States Immigration and Customs Enforcement....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. face massive challenges under President Donald Trump's administration. Increased anti-immigrant rhetoric, deportations carried out through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Department of Justice's threats...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Culver City
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Public Safety
This policy states that the Culver City Police Department will not honor ICE detainer requests unless a Federal Probable Cause hearing has occurred. It also prohibits officers from reporting suspected undocumented immigrants to ICE unless circumstances indicate such reporting as reasonably...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This report emphasizes the importance of involving both immigrant and native-born residents in the process of immigrant integration. It provides four key strategies for successful integration: encouraging local leadership, fostering contact between immigrants and natives, building...

Type Executive Order
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Housing, Public Safety
This executive order ensures that city benefits and services are available to all Seattle residents, without regard to immigration status....

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) New York
Source Suffolk County Sheriff
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety
This policy prohibits Suffolk County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) officials from detaining any individual at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless ICE presents with a judicially issued warrant authorizing such detention....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Public Safety
The infographic discusses ICE's Criminal Alien Program (CAP), the largest deportation program in the United States. It outlines the three phases of the deportation process: identification, custody transfer, and removal. CAP allows ICE officials to access local and state jails to identify...

Type Executive Order
Year 2008
Level County
State(s) Washington
Source King County Superior Court Judges
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
The King County Superior Court affirmed its commitment to keeping the courts open and accessible for everyone by establishing a policy stating that warrants based on immigration status should not be executed in courtrooms unless ordered by a judge and that discourages processing within...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) California
Source Santa Cruz County Sheriff
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
Stanta Cruz County Sheriff's Office executive order ending ICE detainer requests follow federal Oregon ruling....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) Colorado
Source San Miguel County Detention Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Children & Families
This policy prohibits staff at the San Miguel County Detention Center from asking detainees about their immigration status or place of birth. It also outlines procedures for when an ICE detainer is received for the detainee....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source City Of Hartford
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families
This city ordinance requires that all city services be made available to residents, regardless of immigration status. It also requires that referrals to medical or social service agencies be made in the same manner to all residents, regardless of immigration status. In addition, the...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance prohibits the use of City funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of Federal immigration law, except for individuals who have been convicted of a violent or serious felony....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
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 Ordinance or Resolution
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...

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