Immigration Raids Response Management

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”
    • 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 | Baltimore/Washington, D.C. | Chicago | Denver | Houston | Los Angeles and San Diego | Miami | New Orleans | New York City | San Francisco

 

About The Author

Chad Brandt

Chad M. Brandt, the People’s Immigration Lawyer, is the owner and founder of Brandt Immigration. Attorney Brandt has extensive litigation experience, allowing him to successfully represent clients in Immigration and Federal Courts. Mr. Brandt devotes a substantial portion of his immigration practice to deportation defense, both in Immigration Court and before deportation officers at Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE) Detention and Removal Offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Brandt also regularly represents individuals, families, and businesses in an expansive array of interviews and appearances before immigration officials.

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