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Secure Communities

 

Protecting the Rights of Immigrant Survivors: Insecure Communities

Prepared by Sonia Parras Konrad, this document provides a background of selected Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) programs and how they impact survivors’ safety. This document also provides additional considerations for working with survivors against the backdrop of these policies. Finally, the outline provides some advocacy strategies when working with systems to help ensure safety for our communities.

 

Proteccion de los Derechos de los inmigrantes Sobrevivientes de Crimenes de Violencia: Comunidades Inseguras

Preparado por Sonia Parras Konrad, este documento provee un historial de programas seleccionados de “Control de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE)” y como impactan en la seguridad de los sobrevivientes. Este documento provee también consideraciones adicionales para trabajar con sobrevivientes contra el fondo de estas políticas. Finalmente brinda, en términos generales algunas estrategias de conserjería cuando se trabaja con sistemas para garantizar la seguridad de nuestras comunidades. 

 

FAQs on the Administration's Announcement Regarding a New Process to Further Focus Immigration Enforcement Resources on High Priority Cases

 

Insecure Communities: Strategies on How to Advocate for Immigrant Survivors at Risk Under ICE Enforcement Programs

 

Comunidades Inseguras: Estrategias Para Responder a las Necesidades de Inmigrantes Sobrevivientes de Crimenes de Violencia a Riesgo de Deportacion en Base a los Programas Que ICE esta Implementando

 

Letter to Councilmember in Washington DC

 

Media Articles Highlighting the Detrimental Impact of Secure Communities on Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

 

What Can Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations Do to Help Immigrant Survivor Communities Affected by "Secure Communities" and Related Immigration Enforcement Programs

 

Department of Homeland Security U Visa Law Enforcement Certification Resource Guide 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides this guidance to federal, state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement officers. This public guidance primarily concerns law enforcement certifications for U nonimmigrant status, also known as U visas. 

 

The U Visa: An Effective Resource for Law Enforcement

Written by Stacey Ivie, M.Ed. and Natalie Nanasi, J.D. (October 2009)

 

Tool Kit for Law Enforcement Use of the U Visa

Developed by Sameera Hafiz, Leslye Orloff, and Kavitha Sreeharsha of Legal Momentum and Rodolfo Estrada of the Vera Institute of Justice. (Last updated November 2010)

 

 Working with immigrant Crime Survivors

Excerpted and adapted from the Family Violence Prevention Fund publication, collaborating to Help Trafficking Survivors: Emerging Issues and Practice Pointers, 2006 ( Written Pendleton).

 

ICE Memos on Prosecutorial Discretion

Prosecutorial Discretion: Certain Victims, Witness, and Plaintiffs(June 17, 2011)

Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Consistent with the Civil Immigration Enforcement Priorities of the Agency for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Aliens  (June 17, 2011)

 

Training Materials

Workshop Scenario 1

Workshop Scenario 2

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