Resources on Enforcement and Detention

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In January 2017, the University of Maryland Carey School of Law Immigration Clinic, Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition’s, or MIRC, and CLINIC commenced a bond observation project at the Baltimore Immigration Court with the goal of learning if and how immigration judge practices and decisions evolved under the Trump Administration. This report represents a localized, quantitative perspective on those changes and includes analysis of the first set of these observations, collected from Jan. 24, 2017, to Aug. 21, 2017.

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DHS Sensitive Locations Policy outlines how and to what extent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can engage in enforcement actions in sensitive locations such as schools, places of worship and hospitals. 

Are you seeing ICE doing anything differently in your community? Tell us here

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The Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP) — a collaboration between the American Immigration Council (Council), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. — files this complaint on behalf of immigrant children currently and formerly detained in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The newly released toolkit is based on best practices and lessons learned from communities conducting rapid responses during ICE raids and arrests

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CLINIC submitted a comment in opposition to the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Tip Form, which would collect reports of alleged fraud from the general public without requiring submitters to identify themselves for proper vetting of their claims, or providing sufficient privacy protections for domestic violence or crime victims. CLINIC requested that the proposed form be withdrawn due to the foreseeable negative impacts on immigrant communities without improvement in the ability to combat fraud.

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Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, University of California Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic, and CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Program collaborated on this factsheet summarizing how foreign nationals who have bonded out of ICE detention may reclaim their immigration bond money. This factsheet is based off of CLINIC’s article, “Immigration Bond: How to Get Your Money Back.”

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CLINIC is among the thousands of organizations and individuals that submitted comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children.” CLINIC opposes the NPRM which would eviscerate the protections currently in place under the Flores Settlement Agreement.

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Como el Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE, por su sigla inglés) del Departamento de Seguridad Interna (DHS, por su sigla inglés) sigue a hacer cumplir las leyes de inmigración y un creciente número de inmigrantes están sujetos a detención, los defensores no solo tienen que representar a sus clientes en procedimientos de fianza, pero también tienen que asistirlos a recuperar la fianza.

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This guide provides strategies for practitioners seeking a client’s release from immigration detention. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of preparing for and representing a client during immigration court bond hearings. It also provides an overview of the immigration detention system, discusses the legal authority for different types of immigration detention, and covers the process for appealing a bond decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Accompanying this guide are sample materials provided by practitioners that may be of use in preparing bond cases.

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The Trump Administration’s September 5, 2017 DACA rescission has left DACA recipients in limbo and prompted many questions on what comes next for this vulnerable population. Practitioners representing DACA recipients must consider permanent relief options in each DACA client’s case and prepare for the possibility of removal proceedings. These practice advisories provide practitioners guidance on immigration law matters relevant to DACA recipients.

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In a three-page April 11, 2017, memorandum, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for increased criminal prosecution of noncitizens. Living up to his pro-prosecution, anti-immigrant reputation, Sessions’ memo directs federal prosecutors to prioritize bringing criminal charges to “further reduce illegality.”

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On Jan. 25, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13767, “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” As justification for new policies, the EO cited an alleged threat to national security and safety posed by noncitizens who have not been inspected and admitted, and the strain on federal and local resources resulting from the “surge of illegal immigration” on the southern border.

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The following is a simple summary of the main points of the enforcement guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security Feb. 20 and DHS fact sheets of Feb. 21. More detailed legal analysis will follow.

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The following is a simple summary of the main points of the enforcement guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security Feb. 20 and DHS fact sheets of Feb. 21. More detailed legal analysis will follow.

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What do the Executive Order and DHS memo do?

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This document is about why immigrant families should not be subject to expedited removal proceedings.

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As Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, continues to enforce immigration laws and more immigrants are subject to immigration detention.

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