A Little History
The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and Families for Freedom (FFF) originally developed the Deportation101 curriculum in 2005. In 2007, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and Deten-tion Watch Network began collaborating with IDP and FFF to create an expanded curriculum and to presentadditional trainings.Together, the Deportation 101 team has partnered with community-based groups to train directly aected peo-ple, organizers, and service providers in various parts of the country, including New York, New Jersey, Florida,Massachusetts, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missis-sippi, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
About the Curriculum
Deportation 101 is an intensive, one to two-day training, accompanied by comprehensive written materials,that oers basics on the detention and deportation system and provides guidance on how to organize com-munities directly impacted by deportation. Created by community organizers, legal experts, and advocates,this curriculum teaches immigrant families, loved ones, and communities how to understand and developindividual and community responses to this system – inside and outside the courts.The Deportation 101 curriculum provides:
overviews of the criminal justice and deportation systems and immigration enforcement programs,
practical tips and advocacy strategies for people facing or at risk of deportation,
local and national resources and referrals,
ideas for addressing the needs of immigrant families and communities,
discussions on current and future organizing strategies, and
analyses of current immigration reform proposals.
This latest version of the Deportation 101 curriculum was published in May 2010. We’ve tried our best to make sure all informationis up-to-date. Please keep in mind that immigration laws and policies are constantly changing, and this manual only reectsinformation available up until the time of publication.We also want to be clear that the Deportation 101 curriculum is not a substitute for individualized legal advice. If you are deal-ing with a deportation case, we recommend trying to contact an expert for more information and help on your particular case.