Statement to the U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee

May 23, 2018 – Some members of Congress are threatening to pass legislation that would impose new removability grounds. Read our joint statement on why we oppose it.

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FAQs on ICE Gang Enforcement

October 25, 2017 – This factsheet provides answers to the most frequently asked questions on gang enforcement including which federal and local agencies are involved, how “gang labeling” occurs, and how federal and local police store and share such information.

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Gang Related – Breaking Down the Government’s Justification for Deportations: October 30, 2017— National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and guest speakers hosted this timely webinar on ICE’s “gang related” enforcement, its historical context, and lessons from ongoing criminal justice and racial justice work.

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Legislation and Policies

NIPNLG, ILRC and NIJC Oppose H.R. 3697: September 9, 2017 – H.R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” purports to use concern for public safety to obscure its true impetus, apparent racial animus. This Act is another example of Congress working overtime to implement Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda.

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Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez v. Wong et al: Lawsuit challenging the Chicago Police Department’s placement of Mr. Catalan-Ramirez into its gang database and ICE’s unlawful conduct in his arrest and detention

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