Advocacy Tools to Better Understand and Combat Immigration Enforcement:
Recent years have seen a rise in immigration enforcement and a marked shift in its implementation. In years past, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) utilized tools such as workplace raids to detain and eventually deport thousands of noncitizens. Today, ICE captures noncitizens by relying upon local and state law enforcement; looking to identification programs such as Secure Communities (S-Comm), the 287(g) program, and the Criminal Alien Program (CAP). As a result, deportations have reached an all-time high, with 409,849 in 2012 and similar forecasts for years to come.
However, as immigration enforcement has ratcheted up, so has advocacy. The ILRC has been at the forefront of campaigns locally and nationally to fight back against immigration enforcement and protect our communities. Below, advocates will find a series of tools regarding immigration enforcement advocacy, including educational tools to better understand these complex issues and strategy tools for campaigns. For questions about these materials or to seek assistance in starting a local campaign or joining national efforts, contact Angie Junck at firstname.lastname@example.org or Grisel Ruiz at email@example.com.