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All in One Guide to Defeating ICE Holds

All in One Guide to Defeating ICE Holds

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 THE ALL-IN-ONE GUIDE TO
ICE HOLDICE HOLD
REQUESTSREQUESTS
DEFEATING
( a.k.a. Immigration Detainers )
 
Credits & AcknowledgementsAuthor:Lena Graber, National Immigration Project o the National Lawyers GuildEditors:Ann Benson, Washington Deenders Association, Angela Junck, Immigrant LegalResource Center, Paromita Shah, National Immigration Project, Michelle Fei, Immigrant Deense Project, Melissa Keaney, National Immigration Law Center,Alisa Wellek, Immigrant Deense ProjectDesign and layout:Ronald CortezIllustrations:Ronald Cortez and Julio SalgadoSpanish TranslationShirley LeyroContributions: Thank you to New Orleans Worker Center or Racial Justice, ICE Out o Rikers Coalition, SantaClara County Forum or Immigrant Rights and Empowerment, Washington Immigrant RightsCoalition, D.C. Immigrants Rights Coalition This publication was supported in part by a grant rom the Soros Justice FellowshipsProgram o the Open Society© 
 
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
 This toolkit is designed to help communities prevent deportations by keeping local police separaterom immigration enorcement. The essential link between police and ICE is the ICE hold request,also known as an immigration detainer. On the basis o ICE hold requests, state and local police holdpeople in jail longer in order to hand them over to ICE. Without police departments willing to submitto ICE hold requests, ICE would not be able to apprehend and deport so many people. Even i SecureCommunities, (g) and the Criminal Alien Program continue to operate, they are only as eectiveas ICE hold requests allow them to be. The hold request is what actually allows ICE to apprehend anddeport people. Several communities have succeeded in enacting policies to stop submitting to ICEhold requests, and this toolkit is designed to help other communities establish similar policies.
 The Guide has  parts and an appendix
 
01
Staging Your Campaign Against ICE Hold Requestsis an orientation to organizing on thisissue, ocusing on how to identiy your targets, deine your goals, and build coalitions toestablish a better ICE hold policy in your community. This section provides a basic ramework or understanding and organizing around immigration enorcement in your community,without going into excessive detail.
 
02
 The Basics on PoliceICE Collusionprovides essential inormation about what ICE holdrequests are and how they work, an outline o the criminal justice process and how inormation isshared with ICE throughout, and general analysis o the eects o ICE hold requests on the criminalsystem. This section is important to helping you understand how ICE works with your police, so that youcan develop eective strategies or countering immigration enorcement at the local level.
 0
Into the Weeds: More Strategic Inormation For a Campaign to Stop Turning People over to ICEdelvesinto the details o issues, arguments, messages, and resources that may be important in a localcampaign to stop police rom holding people or ICE, including stories and case studies rom ongoingcampaigns. Particularly important is the complex analysis o how much ICE hold requests cost, whatother laws you need to look out or, and advice about the diicult messaging o campaigns that involvecriminal justice issues.
  The Appendixcompiles a variety o sample materials, act sheets, talking points, lyers, ICErecords, and dierent ordinances related to ICE hold requests. Look here or templates towork rom on your own campaign materials. The Appendix is available as a separate documentrom the National Immigration Project.
I you want more detailed assistance with an ICE hold campaign inyour community, please contact:
National Immigration Project o the National Lawyers Guild:Lena Graber, lena@nationalimmigrationproject.org [
Boston, MA
]Paromita Shah, paromita@nationalimmigrationproject.org [
Washington, DC
]Immigrant Legal Resource Center:Angie Junck, ajunck@ilrc.org [
San Francisco, CA
] Immigrant Deense Project:Michelle Fei, mei@immigrantdeenseproject.org [
New York, NY
]Alisa Wellek, awellek@immigrantdeenseproject.org [
New York, NY
]National Immigration Law Center:Melissa Keaney, keaney@nilc.org [
Los Angeles, CA
]
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