Local Policy Interventions for Protecting Immigrants

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Local elected officials have significant power to enact policies that protect their immigrant residents. From ordinances limiting involvement with ICE to decriminalization to terminating detention contracts, this toolkit for organizers and policy makers chronicles and explains the importance of different reforms.  Rather than provide a one-size-fits-all model ordinance, we have selected some of the best language from policies enacted by cities, counties, and states, and organized those policy ideas into different issue areas to help people prioritize according to the needs of their community. We identify the key policy intervention and link to examples of where state and local governments have taken this on.