The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would give U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) free reign to detain and deport immigrants based on mere suspicion they are associated with a gang. NIJC advocated against this dangerous and sinister bill which only encourages racial profiling and puts victims of gang violence, including children, at risk of being sent back to the brutal violence they fled. Read the article.
NIJC's Defenders Initiative responds to email inquiries from criminal defense attorneys who have questions regarding potential immigration consequences that their immigrant defendant clients may face. Use the form at right to contact the Defenders Initiative to schedule a training or ask a question about how your client's criminal case may impact his or her immigration status.
For more resources on immigration consequences for criminal defendents, visit the Immigrant Defense Project.
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Reporters can contact NIJC using the email form below or by calling Tara Tidwell Cullen at (312) 660-1337.
NIJC's experienced lawyers, policy staff and clients are available speak about the legal and personal impact of immigration laws and policies.