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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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Education
This document includes a sample of resolution language along with a list of links to resolutions that have been passed in cities across the country....

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 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 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 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 Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
Although US immigration policy is regulated at the federal level, local governments still play a role in protecting the rights of immigrants, regardless of their citizenship status, and promoting their economic and social incorporation. ProGov21's Immigration Roadmap calls on local...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, National, State
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This report outlines five ways for local leaders to create equitable and welcoming environments in response to humanitarian relief. Local leaders can find checklists, resource links, and ideas for building a durable infrastructure within communities so that they are ready to respond...

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 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 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The attached Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution language was developed for K-12 school districts that are contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students. ACLU recommends that any resolution contain language to address these critical issues: limiting the sharing of...

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