How to Break ICE’s Hold on Your Community.

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Over the last two years we built a powerful movement against the “poli-migra” — the entanglement of local police and ICE. We Uncovered the Truth through litigation and local organizing and built local power with more than 20 campaigns across the country demanding an opt-out and end to S-Comm.  As we built critical resistance from cities and states, ICE resorted to lies and then shifted strategies by declaring S-Comm mandatory.  ICE’s actions are currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.

We are thrilled to embark on the next phase of this struggle with you. Targeting ICE holds in counties and states is the new opt out.  ICE holds, also known as “immigration detainers,” are the lynchpin of numerous poli-migra programs including S-Comm and its relatives, the 287(g) program and the Criminal Alien Program (CAP).  Essentially, ICE holds are the Achilles heel of the entire poli-migra machinery.  Our movement is perfectly positioned to take them on.

This webpage provides resources to get you started on breaking ICE’s hold on your Community.

The Basics:

In Depth:

* Local ICE Hold Ordinances:  Full Text

* Full text of federal court decisions, legal memos, and internal ICE documents confirming that ICE holds are voluntary:

The Numbers:

Through the Freedom of Information Act, the National Immigration Justice Center obtained data about all the ICE holds issued nationwide from 2007-2010.

Download the spreadsheets for 2007200820092010 and sort by location to find out how many detainers were issued in your county or city.

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