ICE Raids Toolkit – Defend Against ICE Raids & Community Arrests

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.

ICE Raids Toolkit


Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary Movement and Locations

The Unitarian Universalist Church is part of the growing Sanctuary Movement comprised of faith and immigrant communities seeking to protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation. Members pledge to protect immigrant families who face workplace discrimination or unjust deportation.

The site maintains a list of Unitarian Universalist congregations and organizations that have pledged to support the New Sanctuary Movement and/or are offering Sanctuary. Includes information on how to become a Sanctuary congregation.

Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary Movement and Locations


UUSC Refugee Support & Advocacy Toolkit

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee created this toolkit to help individuals, congregations, campus clubs, and community groups mobilize in support of refugees. Contains four sections on: understanding the world’s refugee crisis, supporting refugees in your community, countering anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigotry, and advocating for refugee rights and integration. English, pub. 2016.

UUSC Refugee Support & Advocacy Toolkit