What does the Immigrant defense Project do? IDP’s community defense work is geared toward building the capacity of advocates and directly-impacted individuals to respond to criminal-immigration issues. We provide legal support to community-based organizations to help their base-building efforts and boost the advocacy power of their memberships.
What is immigration defense? Removal defense involves representing and advocating for immigrants facing deportation from the United States. For many immigrants facing removal from the United States, the process involves appearing before an immigration judge in immigration court.
How do you defend immigrants?
- providing trustworthy legal advice as immigrant communities face hostile policies.
- providing legal counsel to families who have been separated and fighting against all policies that separate families.
- defending individuals’ right to seek asylum.
Who is fighting for immigrants rights? For more than 25 years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of almost every major legal struggle on behalf of immigrants’ rights, focusing on challenging laws that deny immigrants access to the courts, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and discriminate on the basis of nationality.