Immigration Raids Resources
AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet
- AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet – print and share this document with clients and advocates to share key resources including local raids resource hotlines and contact information for select cities.
Know Your Rights Resources
- Know Your Rights Handouts: If ICE Visits a Home, Employer, or Public Space – AILA provides Know Your Rights handouts in a number of different languages for several scenarios: ICE worksite raids (for employers), ICE home visits, and ICE public stops.
- Know Your Rights wallet cards: ILRC’s Red Cards
- All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.
- ACLU Know Your Rights page
EOIR Case Status Information
- To check information related to you or your client’s immigration court case, call the EOIR electronic phone systemat 1-800-898-7180, enter the A number and listen to see whether a removal order has been issued in the relevant case.
Media Reports on Raids
Raids Scheduled to Start This Sunday, July 14
- On July 11, 2019, the New York Times reported that nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, July 14.
- On July 11, 2019, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell retweeted a message from @NOLAReady, the city’s emergency preparedness campaign, that states, “The @CityOfNOLA has confirmed with @ICEgov in #NOLA that immigration enforcement will be temporarily suspended through the weekend in the #Barry impacted areas of Louisiana & Mississippi. Make all storm preparations to stay safe regardless of your immigration status. #NOLAReady”
Additional Reports of Raids from June 22–23, 2019
- Media outlets have reported that ICE will begin large-scale enforcement actions on Sunday, June 23, 2019, against migrant family units with final orders of removal. It’s been reported that ICE will be targeting up to 2,000 family units with removal orders in the following ten locations: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York City; and San Francisco. EOIR started expedited the docketing of family unit cases in these 10 cities on November 16, 2018. See EOIR Policy Memo 19-04: Tracking and Expedition of “Family Unit” Cases.
- Per the Miami Herald – June 22, 2019: “Sources told the Miami Herald that among those to be targeted first would be: minors who came into the U.S. without their parents and have since turned 18; people who were ordered removed in absentia; and people who missed a court hearing and did not respond to letters mailed to their homes by the Department of Justice.”
- Per NPR – June 22, 2019: “The roundups are targeted at recently arrived migrant families whose cases were fast-tracked by the Justice Department after being sent final deportation orders from a judge and failing to show up for court.” And ” ICE sent letters to more than 2,000 of these migrants in February, demanding that they report to immigration authorities or leave the country.”
Local Raids Response Hotlines and Contact Information:
- Atlanta: Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) hotline – (770) 457-5232.
- Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. : Flyers for Emergency Hotlines (English) (Spanish)
- Chicago: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) Family Support Network at 1-855-435-7693. (English, Spanish, Korean, Polish)
- Denver: Colorado Rapid Response Network – Immigration at 1-844-864-8341. 24 hours/day
- Houston The Houston Immigrant Rights Hotline is 1-833-468-4664 (1-833-HOU-IMMI), Monday-Friday/lunes-viernes, 9am-5pm (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean)
- AILA Texas Chapter members can post any updates on their webpage in the membership forum and are encourage to share updates with local advocacy captains and liaisons. You can find your local representatives here: http://www.ailatexas.org/officers-liaisons/committee-members/
- Los Angeles and San Diego (Southern California): Community members in Southern California can use the following hotlines to report enforcement actions:
- Boyle Heights RRN – Colo Boyle Heights en Los Angeles – (323) 922-5644
- IC4IJ – Condado de San Bernardino y Inland Empire- (909) 361-4588
- Koreatown RRN – Solo el Condado de Los Angeles – (888) 624-4752
- Los Angeles RRN – Solo el Condado de Los Angeles – (888) 624-4752
- San Diego RRN – Condado de San Diego – (619) 536-0823
- Costa Sud-Central RRN – Condados de Santa Barbara, Ventura, y San Luis Obispo- (805) 870-8855
- Orange County RRN – Condado de Orange – (657) 210-0157
- Defensa Comunitaria Long Beach – Solo la ciudad de Long Beach (562) 269-1083
- Miami: Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) hotline: 1-888-600-5762
- AILA’s South Florida Chapter is seeking attorneys willing to be on-call and assist with any rapid response efforts. If you are an AILA member that is interested in signing up to volunteer, please use this form. For questions about getting involved, email the AILA South Florida Pro Bono Committee at [email protected].
- New Orleans: Congress of Day Laborers at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice at 504-655-9815(Spanish).
- New York City: New York City Residents: 311; New York State Immigration: 1-800-566-7636. For more information, read NYIC’s Know Your Rights Community Toolkit.
- Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP)
Region covered: Alameda County (510) 241-4011
- Stand Together Contra Costa
Region covered: Contra Costa County (925) 900-5151
- San Francisco Rapid Response Network
Region covered: San Francisco City (415) 200-1548
- Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Santa Clara County (408) 290-1144
- Monterey County Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Monterey County (831) 643-5225
- Santa Cruz County Rapid Response (YARR)
Region covered: San Cruz County (831) 239-4289
- Marin Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Marin County (415) 991-4545
- North Bay Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Sonoma & Napa Counties (707) 800-4544
- San Mateo Rapid Response Network
Region covered: San Mateo County (203) 666-4472
- Valley Watch Network
Region covered: Fresno County, San Joaquin, Merced, and Kern Counties (559) 206-0151
- Sacramento Rapid Response
Region covered: Sacramento County (916) 245-6773
- Humboldt Rapid Response (True North)
Region covered Humboldt County 707-282-5226
- Services, Immigration Rights and Education Network (SIREN) Rapid Response Text Platform
Region covered: Northern & Central California
Community members: (201) 468-6088
Allies: (918) 609-4480San Francisco (Northern California)The provides the following emergency hotlines:
- Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP)
- AILA Practice Pointer: How to Locate Clients that Have Been Apprehended by ICE
- ICE Detention Facility Locator
- ICE Detention Standards – Standards vary based on the type of facility and the facility’s contract or agreement.
- Standards vary based on the type of facility and the facility’s contract or agreement.
Procedures to File an Administrative Complaint:
- To file a complaint with DHS’ Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, include the G-28 Form or release form from the child (and sponsor). Fill out the complaint form and email it to [email protected] or fax to 202-401-4708. Here is a flow chart on the Civil Rights Complaint process.
- Families, attorneys, and social service providers can also contact ICE Field Offices about any family separation concerns (in particular primary caregivers) or complete this form. Always reference “Parental Interests Inquiry.” If no response, call the DRIL hotline: 1-888-351-4024
- American Immigration Council – The Basics of Motions to Reopen EOIR-Issued Removal Orders
- Recognizing and Responding to Gang Affiliation Allegations – June 2019, By Laila L. Hlass, Michelle N. Méndez, and Andrea Sáenz
- CLINIC, Urban Justice Center, and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project – A Guide to Assisting Asylum-Seekers with In Absentia Removal Orders
- American Immigration Council – Reinstatement of Removal
- American Immigration Council – Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings: Cracking Down on Fourth Amendment Violations
- American Immigration Council – Notices to Appear: Legal Challenges and Strategies
- Motion to Reopen and Terminate In Absentia Removal Proceedings (184)
- Stay Motions – Guidelines for Support Letters
- Stay Motions – For Individuals Filing Motions to Reopen Based on Fear-Based Claims
- Stay Motions – For Individuals Filing Motions to Reopen without a Fear-Based Claim
- Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (Temporary Stay While Motion for Stay is Pending) (261)
- Motion For Bond and Request for Bond Hearing (115)
- Verified Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (224)
- Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)- Lessons from East Tennessee: A Toolkit for Organizations Responding to Mass Worksite Immigration Raids – May 13, 2019
- WRC Detailed toolkit on Parental Separation and ICE Custody
- Immigrant Defense Project and Center for Constitutional Rights Toolkit – January 12, 2017
- AILA Statement: Raids Targeting Families Would Sow Fear and Solve Nothing at the Border – June 21, 2019
- The Real Alternatives to Detention – June 18, 2019
- Resources for Responding to Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids — This page includes a variety of resources to assist members in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids and in representing individual clients who were subjected to a raid
- Resources To Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions — AILA and NGO partners provide a one-pager compiling resources on how to prepare for immigration raids, including links to Know Your Rights handouts, toolkits, how to find a detainee, information on filing a complaint, reporting enforcement actions to advocacy organizations, and more.
Cite: AILA Doc. No. 1906273