These are two archived lists of policy wins the ILRC has been involved with: at a statewide level (particularly in California), and also at a national level through advocacy with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
In 2016, California enacted California Penal Code § 1473.7, a post-conviction relief vehicle allowing people no longer in criminal custody to vacate legally defective convictions. Ever since, the ILRC has supported advocates to implement this law, including helping to defend the vacaturs from DHS attempts to erode its impact. In Arias v. Garland , a case currently pending before the Ninth Circuit...
Since 1986, the Continuing Education of the Bar, in its “Crim Law Bible,” California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice , has included a chapter about representing the noncitizen criminal defendant. This chapter and the advice therein is often cited as establishing the prevailing professional norms at the date of any given conviction. Thanks to the diligent work of University of California...
These policies include city and county ordinances and administrative policies, as well as state laws, all of which limit the compliance of local law enforcement with ICE holds to some degree. Many other campaigns are ongoing; pending legislation or policies are not yet included here.
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