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Overview of 2014 State Legislation (Nov 2014)

To: Catholic Conference Directors and Other State Advocates From: Jen Riddle - Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Immigration Project Subject: Overview of State and Local Immigration Legislation in 2014  Date: November 20, 2014  

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Oct 2014)

Alabama Agrees Not to Publish “Scarlet Letter” Immigrant List  

State Immigration Enforcement: An Analysis of Oklahoma House Bill 1436 (2014)

    House Bill 1436 was passed by the House Judiciary Committee on February 19, 2014 and is currently on the House floor.  Sponsored by Rep. Mike Turner, this omnibus immigration bill would go into effect on January 1, 2015 and would do the following:  

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Sept 2014)

California Allocates $3 Million for Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children  

Webinar - Communities Resisting Immigration Enforcement: Detainer Policies and Local Advocacy

This webinar addresses the trend of law enforcement agencies across the country deciding not to detain individuals to hand over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible deportation. Following an overview of immigration detainers and how their use harms immigrant families, panelists discuss the shifting legal landscape and the important ways in which communities are changing their detainer policies. Finally, they share advocacy strategies for convincing law enforcement in your city or county not to get involved in enforcing federal immigration laws.

New CLINIC Resource on the Costs of State and Local Involvement in Immigration Enforcement

By Jen Riddle CLINIC is happy to announce an important new resource for affiliates concerned about the ways in which state and local governments may be participating in the enforcement of federal immigration laws. There are a number of programs through which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other federal agencies recruit state and local law enforcement officials to help conduct immigration enforcement.

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