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Documenting Immigration Abuse

With the support of the Four Freedoms Fund, and in conjunction with other immigrant right organizations,[1] CLINIC is tracking trends in immigration enforcement abuse in order to form a litigation strategy.  To support this goal, CLINIC is asking affiliates to share information about cases that may be in need of litigation before state, local, and federal court systems. 

CLINIC will be tracking several different types of abuses against immigrants in the context of immigration enforcement by federal or local authorities.  The cases might include issues such as:

  • Depriving a person of the opportunity to contact a lawyer after an arrest
  • Racial or ethnic profiling during a traffic stop leading to an encounter with ICE
  • A traffic stop by police without any legal basis, in which the police turn over the driver or passengers to ICE
  • Physical or psychological abuse during an encounter with ICE or local authorities enforcing immigration laws
  • Failure to provide an interpreter to a person who speaks little English
  • ICE exceeding the scope of a warrant in searching a home or workplace (e.g., improper questioning or search of occupants or workers)

 

If your organization has a case involving immigration enforcement abuse, please fill out the form below.  CLINIC will compile the information about cases it receives.  If the case meets CLINIC’s litigation criteria, CLINIC may ask for more information and share information about the case with partnering organizations and law firms. Please note that CLINIC is compiling this data for informational purposes. Submission of this form does not guarantee that CLINIC will attempt to match or litigate your case.

If you would like to submit information for consideration by CLINIC, please complete this form.

Litigation Assessment Form

 

 

For more information, please contact Bradley Jenkins, Advocacy Attorney at bjenkins@cliniclegal.org or 301-556-4820.

 

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[1] The following groups are involved in this Four Freedoms Fund initiative:  the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrants’ Rights Project, the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Detention Watch Network (DWN), the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).

 

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