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ICE Raids

Under the new administration, ICE raids are becoming more common.  The information and links on this page are intended as a resource to aid attorneys in counseling & representing clients and families who may be or have been affected by a raid. Please check back often for new and updated material.

Resources for Attorneys

  • A portal to harness the energy of the legal profession and coordinate the efforts of lawyers helping immigrants in response to President Trump’s Executive Orders altering our immigration system.  A joint project of AILA, AIC, and ABA.  Includes relevant AIC practice advisories, links to Executive Orders, ways to volunteer, and more.
  • Report Raids and Enforcement Actions to AILA Nationalclick here
  • Heard about new policy from a government official?  Trying to track down or verify a rumor? AILA gives instructions on verifying rumors and reporting them through this link.
  • ICE Raid Toolkit (Immigrant Defense Project; Center for Constitutional Rights)
  • ICE Raid Toolkit Appendix (Documents obtained through FOIA litigation)
  • Practice Pointer: How to Locate Clients Who Have Been Apprehended by ICE click here.
  • ICIRR Know Your Rights Powerpoint Presentation – click here.
  • AIC Primer on Expedited Removal – click here.

Resources for Clients

  • ICIRR Know Your Rights Card  – for clients to print and carry on their person.
  • Immigrant Defense Project KYR Card (English) – click here.
  • Immigrant Defense Project KYR Card (Spanish) – click here.
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center Family Preparedness Plan (available in English and Spanish) – click here.
  • ACLU Know Your Rights when encountering law enforcement at airports and other ports of entry – click here.
  • CLINIC Know Your Rights when interacting with law enforcement – click here.
  • Use Your Cellphone to Document and Expose Immigration Raids in Your Community (America’s Voice) – click here

About ICE Raids

Under the current administration, ICE raids are becoming more common. We provide resources for attorneys and clients.


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