ICE Raids Toolkit – Defend Against ICE Raids & Community Arrests

ICE Raids Toolkit

This publication is the product of the Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights’ collective work against ICE arrests under Bush and Obama, and serves as “the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against the Trump administration’s efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people.”

The toolkit is intended to offer social justice advocates, lawyers, and community members critical information and analysis of our country’s massive detention and deportation system, as well as straightforward guidance on how to prepare for the ICE raids. The entire toolkit can be downloaded with/without appendices.

Inside the toolkit:

  1. Definitive information on who ICE targets for deportation, priority locations for ICE activity, and common ICE arrest tactics and strategies.
  2. Recommendations for immigrants and advocates on emergency preparedness for those at risk of deportation, individual rights during ICE encounters, and potential legal and community challenges to ICE raids.
  3. Key takeaways from years of critical research and experience with the mechanics of the world’s largest detention and deportation apparatus — including an initial forecast of what we may see under a Trump administration.
  4. Select internal DHS/ICE enforcement memos and training documents secured through a pending FOIA litigation — as well as summaries of raids reported to IDP, organized by common ICE tactics and ruses.

Coming soon:

  1. An online interactive map of the raids reported to IDP in the New York City area.
  2. An online directory of FOIA documents from Immigrant Defense Project et al. v. ICE et al.
  3. A web-based version of the toolkit.
  4. Ongoing updates and more resources on emergency preparedness.

Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange

The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) is a technical assistance program designed to support and strengthen the linkages between pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation (CO) programs for refugees on their journey to resettle in the United States. CORE provides refugee backgrounders, case studies of best and promising practices, videos, and other multimedia materials that assist Cultural Orientation instructors, service providers, and refugees. It offers webinars and online courses and host face-to-face workshops and conferences. CORE shares survey reports and Cultural Orientation news through an eNewsletter, and hosts and moderates an online community of practice.

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) is a project of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS). BRYCS maintains the nation’s largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families. Pages can be translated into numerous languages with a single click. The BRYCS web site and clearinghouse is geared towards front-line workers, program planners, and administrators as well as researchers and policy-makers. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to facilitate information-sharing and collaboration among service providers, disseminate information on evidence-based practices, and to improve institutional memory on refugee and immigrant family issues. It is designed to meet the information needs of professionals who encounter refugee and immigrant children and families in their work.

Online training modules are available on topics such as Discrimination & Bullying of Refugee Youth, Raising Children in a New Country, Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development, Refugee and Immigrant Family and Community Engagement in the Schools, Preventing Child Maltreatment in ORR/DCS-Funded Care Provider Programs and Refugee 101: With a Special Look at Child-Specific Issues . Also available are archived webinars on a variety of refugee issues specific to children.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) serves the Commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, citizenship assistance, and AmeriCorps initiatives and has an active membership of over 130 organizations.

Languages: English, Spanish

 

Massachusetts Office for Refugees & Immigrants

ORI’s mission is to promote the full participation of refugees and immigrants as self-sufficient individuals and families in the economic, social, and civic life of Massachusetts. Site includes links to programs, annual report, demographics, available benefit programs, and community partner directory.

 

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

RIAC is a community-based, non-profit, grassroots human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants as well as the larger community.

New York

ICE Raids in New York: Get Informed and Know Your Rights!

This publication describes who may be at risk of being targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and what to do if ICE approaches you on the street (before giving your name or any information, ask, “Am I free to go?”) or comes to your home (they need a warrant signed by a judge to enter).

The publication was produced by Make the Road New York, with the assistance of the Immigrant Defense Project.

Welcome to America: A Multimedia Resource Guide for Language, Culture & Citizenship for ESL Students and Educators

Welcome to America: A Multimedia Resource Guide for Language, Culture & Citizenship for ESL Students and Educators

A libguide containing ESL and Citizenship resources to benefit libraries, schools, and agencies that serve as first cultural contact for new Americans from around the world. Topics covered: Learning English, living in America, obtaining citizenship, support for immigrants, understanding world cultures, and suggested reading for adults, teens, and children. Created by Worcester Public Library with ALA Carnegie-Whitney grant funds.

Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Developed by the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, this comprehensive resource guide is intended for those serving refugees with disabilities.
This includes refugee resettlement staff, Mutual
Assistance Association staff, community advocates, and social service providers. It was created in an effort to increase understanding and exposure to the various services and programs available for those serving refugees with disabilities.

The guide is divided into sections: services for adults with disabilities, services for refugee children with disabilities, housing, assistive technology and more. Information included was based on input from focus groups, technical assistance requests, and surveys. Scenarios and stories about refugees with disabilities are included to illustrate individual experiences.

The guide was originally published in 2007. Some websites and phone numbers may have changed.

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression terminology guide for the humanitarian sector

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression terminology guide for the humanitarian sector

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Essential Terminology for the Humanitarian Sector is a language tool that assists humanitarian professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with and about people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Published by the Organization for Refugee, Asylum, and Migration

Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement

Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement Developed by the UNHCR to guide staff in developing policies and practices that meet the needs of people with disabilities in forced displacement and protect them from discrimination. The brief report presents an overview of disability and chronic conditions, nondiscrimination and participation as keys to protection, key considerations, and key resources.