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State and Local Immigration Project

In 2007, CLINIC developed a new project to support advocates working to address the growing number of anti-immigrant measures proposed and introduced at the state and local levels. After the collapse of comprehensive immigration reform in 2007, approximately 500 immigration related bills were introduced by state legislators. By 2008, the number of proposed immigration-related bills had tripled to 1,562.  Nearly every state legislature had introduced a bill related to immigration. Through the project, CLINIC provides legal analysis, training, technical assistance, and support to advocates working to combat anti-immigrant legislation and ordinances, many of which are far reaching and penalize not only the undocumented, but their families, business owners, and others who interact with them. Contact CLINIC staff attorney Christopher Ross at for more information.

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State Immigration Legislation:  State & Local Policy Map





State & Local Updates


Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented


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 Legal Challenges to Arizona's SB 1070 | Alabama Resource Center



Federal/State Enforcement Partnerships:  Resources

Issues Raised by State Immigration Enforcement


What Are Our Bishops Saying About Immigration Legislation?



Additional Resources

Advocacy groups around the country are providing resources on state and local immigration laws and policies. Below are a few resources: