Prepping for the ICE Storm: People’s Lawyers Produce Toolkit for Immigration Raids Under Trump


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Do you and those around you want to prepare for surviving the possibly upcoming ICE raids under Trump? Here’s something that you should definitely want to read!

[Ed. Note:  … and, on the other hand, some people make one PROUD to be a lawyer!  That’s certainly true of my old friends at the Center for Constitutional Rights in Manhattan — conflict of interest stated, I worked with them on various cases during the Aughts — who have provided some non-personalized legal advice for those worried about and wanting to prep for immigration raids as part of Mass Deportation schemes.  OJB can’t warrant either the information in the toolkit or the download ourselves, but we’d certainly download it and pay attention to it if the need arose.  And, arguably, the need starts to arise this Friday!  Thanks and a hat tip to crusading progressive OC lawyer Craig Beauchamp, who forwarded this to us from the National Lawyers Guild. — GAD]

First Toolkit to Help Prepare Communities for ICE Raids in face of Trump’s Mass Deportation Plans

Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) announce the release of Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests: A Toolkit to Prepare and Protect Our Communities and an accompanying web page compiling tools and efforts to uphold rights of immigrants in the Trump era of racialized policing.

Download here: ICE Raids & Community Arrests Toolkit

Based on years of community defense, litigation, and research, including hundreds of accounts of ICE raids, our joint #stopICEcold toolkit offers social justice advocates, lawyers, and community members critical information on our country’s massive detention and deportation system, as well as straightforward ideas on preparing for new waves of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. Defend Against ICE Raids and Community Arrests is the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to help fight back against the Trump administration’s stated efforts to criminalize and deport millions of people.

What’s inside:

·         Definitive information on who ICE targets for deportation, priority locations for ICE activity, and common ICE arrest tactics and strategies.

·         Recommendations on emergency preparedness for those at risk of deportation, individual rights during ICE encounters, and potentiallegal and community challenges to ICE raids.

·         An initial forecast of what might happen under a Trump administration based on years of monitoring the world’s largest detention and deportation apparatus.

·         Select internal DHS/ICE enforcement memos and training documents secured through a pending FOIA litigation — as well as summaries of raids reported.

Coming soon:

·         An online interactive map of the raids reported to IDP in the New York City area.

·         An online directory of FOIA documents from Immigrant Defense Project et al. v. ICE et al.

·         A web-based version of the toolkit.

·         Ongoing updates and more resources on emergency preparedness.

Help spread the word:

Use #stopICEcold to promote on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us on facebook and on Twitter at @ImmDefense and @theCCR to stay connected to campaign developments, including updates and added materials. Retweet this message or tweet your own!

Sadly, not everyone in Orange County reads Orange Juice Blog, so please send along a link to this article or links to what you will find within.  Stand with your area Latino and Asian/Pacific Island communities and other immigrant groups around here and beyond!


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