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This fact sheet outlines the constitutional, statutory, and ethical reasons that judges should not solicit or otherwise require defendants to disclose, orally or in writing, their citizenship/immigration status when that status is not a material element of the offense with which they are charged.
This act limits the circumstances under which the District of Columbia will comply with a civil detainer request from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to circumstances where the individual is 18 years of age or older and the individual has been convicted of a dangerous crime or a crime of violence either for which they are in custody or for which they have been convicted within 10 years of the detainer request, or for which they were released after having served a sentence within 5 years of the request, whichever is later, with the exception of an individual who has been convicted of homicide, who may be detained regardless of when the conviction occurred. This act provides that the District is only authorized to hold inmates for an additional 24-hour period after they would otherwise be released, and only if there exists a prior written agreement that the federal government will reimburse the District for all costs incurred in complying with ICE detainers. In addition, this act prohibits the District from providing use of its facilities for ICE to perform generalized searches or inquires of inmates, and requires that if an inmate has counsel, that counsel have an opportunity to be present for an ICE interview.
This ordinance of the Council amends, modifies, and re-enacts Article 99 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Huntington, as Revised, Concerning People's Bill of Rights, codifying: rights related to bearing arms, free speech, due process, and privacy; and the prohibition of unconstitutional profiling or searches.
Among a transgender population that is already marginalized, transgender immigrants face even higher risks of discrimination and violence in employment, housing, health care, when seeking services, and even in their own home. Trans immigrants often have limited support systems, and find themselves shut out of jobs or education that could provide them with better opportunities. They are commonly denied the right to seek asylum or to be sponsored for lawful permanent residence by a partner. When placed in immigration detention, they frequently faced inhumane and dangerous conditions. This report describes these challenges in greater detail to aid advocacy organizations and policy makers in considering trans immigrants’ rights in their work toward Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
The ordinance, in order to achieve the 'fair and just principle' embedded within the countywide strategic plan, requires that equity and justice be applied to every county action. The ordinance establishes an inter-branch team to facilitate accountability of and coordination by all branches, departments, agencies, and offices of county government regarding implementation of the fair and just principle. The ordinance requires that an annual report be designed and published for elected leadership, employees, and the public on the status and trends in equity in the county and implementation accountability measures.
This report offers a review of D.C.'s failure to implement the D.C. Language Access Act. The D.C. Language Access Act was enacted improve non-English proficient resident's access to translation and interpretation services at municipal entities. The report makes several recommendations to improve implementation and enforcement of the act.
This report examines current trends in local enforcement of immigration law to deconstruct the myth of sanctuary cities.
This ordinance adds three protected classes (gender identity, genetic identity, citizenship status) and expands three protected classes (family status, social security and domestic partners). This means that Madison residents are entitled to equal opportunities in employment, housing, public accommodations and city facilities without being discriminated against based on membership in any of these classes. These are in addition to already established protected classes in Madison such as age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, etc. In addition this ordinance protects credit history under employment.
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected groups, classes, and traits that may be considered in allegations of discrimination.
This ordinance ensures that each resident receives full benefits of citizenship and equal employment opportunities regardless of a person's perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibility, marital status, age, disability or handicap, use of service animals and/or mechanical aids.