Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
The Obama Administration has removed a record number of individuals - 1.5 million during the first term alone. Many deported immigrants come to the attention of ICE through its various partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, including Secure Communities, the Criminal Alien Program, and 287(g). Through these programs, ICE targets individuals who have come into contact with local and state law enforcement.
This webinar reviews some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver's licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education. Panelists also provide proactive and defensive advocacy strategies. Finally, they address the state-level immigration policy outlook for 2014.
Held on: 11/22/13
This webinar will address immigration detention, including the federal mandate requiring the detention of certain immigrants, the recent rise of immigration detention, and alternatives to detention. Additionally, the panel will include local perspectives on the effects of detention facilities on communities and how local stakeholders can help combat this national phenomenon.
What was arguably the most reprehensible state anti-immigrant law in the country - Alabama’s HB 56 - has finally been defeated! Last month, a settlement was reached in two lawsuits challenging Alabama’s infamous law which sought to make life so difficult for the undocumented that they would leave the state of their own volition. The terms agreed to by the State of Alabama put an end to the two lawsuits (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v.
As members of Congress prepare to return to Washington, D.C. from the summer recess, the future of U.S.
Overview: HB 1159 creates state-level penalties relating to identity theft and employment.
House Bill (HB) No. 50, introduced by State Representative David Howard, prohibits local government from enacting, adopting, implementing, enforcing, or referring to the electorate immigration sanctuary policies. It also allows state agencies to withhold funds to local governments that do not comply with the provisions of the bill. Additionally, a person domiciled in Montana can seek a writ of mandamus to compel compliance with the bill.