Immigration Resources


Know Your Rights Video by the American Bar Association (Apr. 2012)

The All-In-One Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests (a.k.a. Immigration Detainers) by the Washington Defender Association, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, National Immigration Project, National Immigration Law Center, and Immigrant Defense Project (2012)

CONSUMER ADVISORY DO NOT BE MISLED: The Obama Administration's Immigration Announcement is NOT an Amnesty Program! by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Aug. 2011); See Also:

Deportation 101: A Community Resource on Anti-Deportation Education and Organizing by Families for Freedom, Immigrant Defense Project and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (May 2010)

Restoring the Right to Due Process: A Toolkit for Immigrant Rights Activists by Breakthrough in collaboration with Detention Watch Network and Rights Working Group (2008)

Value Families – The Human Rights Impact of U.S. Detention and Deportation by Breakthrough and the NYU Immigration Clinic.

How Do I Complain to Authorities About Detention Standards, Violations, and Related Abuses? Why Is It Important that I Do This? by the National Immigrant Justice Center



Immigration Detainers: What You Need to Know (Dec. 2010)

Sheriff Wiles on Secure Communities (Aug. 2010)

Secretary Janet Napolitano Department of Homeland Security at the The Center for American Progress (Nov. 13, 2009)



State Battles Over Immigration: The Forecast for 2012 by the Advancement Project (Feb. 2012)

How Passage of the End Racial Profiling Act Can Address Alabama's HB 56 by Rights Working Group (Oct. 2011)

DHS Proposes Fantasy Remedies to Cure Fundamental Flaws in the Secure Communities Program by the National Immigration Law Center (Jul. 2011)

Overview of the Key ICE ACCESS Programs: 287(g), Secure Communities and Criminal Alien Program by the National Immigration Law Center

Border Search Authority by the Maine Civil Liberties Union

Secure Communities by the National Immigration Forum



In Hostile Terrain: Human rights violations in immigration enforcement in the U.S. Southwest by Amnesty International (Mar. 2012)

Left Back: The Impact of SB 1070 on Arizona's Youth by the Southwest Institute for Research on Women and the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program (Sept. 2011)

Deportation Without Due Process by the Stanford Law School, the National Immigration Law Center, and Western State University College of Law (Sept. 2011)

Restoring Community: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE's Failed "Secure Communities" Program by NDLON and a National Community Advisory  Commission (Aug. 2011)

Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses With Major Consequences by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Aug. 2011)

Immigrants Behind Bars: How, Why, and How Much? by the National Immigration Forum (Mar. 2011)

Costs and Consequences: The High Cost of Policing Immigrant Communities by the ACLU of Northern California (Feb. 2011)

Immigration Enforcement -- The Dangerous Reality Behind "Secure Communities" by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (Jan. 2011); MORE INFO

Injustice for All: The Rise of the Immigration Policing Regime by National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (Dec. 2010)

We're Not Feeling Any Safer by the California Immigrant Policy Center (Sept. 20, 2010)

The Policies and Politics of Local Immigration Enforcement Laws: 287(g) Program in North Carolina by the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and the Immigration & Human Rights Policy Clinic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Feb. 2009); Executive Summary

Local Democracy on ICE: Why State and Local Governments Have No Business in Federal Immigration Law Enforcement by Justice Strategies (Feb. 2009)

Defending Human Rights & Due Process by the National Immigrant Justice Center on behalf of the DHS Enforcement Working Group (2008)

Equal Treatment Denied: United States Immigration Enforcement Polices by Rights Working Group (Jan. 2008)

Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on Children by the National Council of La Raza and the Urban Institute (2007)