Featured Issue: 2019 Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids

This page includes a variety of resources to assist in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids. Please visit the Immigration Justice Campaign's Raids Response website if you are interested in volunteering.

Raids Resources | Media Reports on Raids | National Resources | Local Raids Response Hotlines and Contact Information | Detention Resources | Specialized Toolkits | Attorney Resources | Procedures to File an Administrative Complaint | Advocacy

Raids Resources—Please share widely in your communities prior to the raids starting

AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet

  • AILA Raid Resources Quick Sheet - print and share this document with clients and advocates to share key resources including local raids resource hotlines and contact information for select cities.

Know Your Rights Resources

EOIR Case Status Information

  • To check information related to you or your client's immigration court case, call the EOIR electronic phone system at 1-800-898-7180, enter the A number and listen to see whether a removal order has been issued in the relevant case.

Media Reports on Raids

Reports of Raids This Week

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Raids Scheduled to Start This Sunday, July 14

  • Politico reports that, "President Donald Trump on Friday insisted upcoming immigration raids set to begin this weekend will focus primarily on deporting criminals though he also acknowledged his administration will be targeting anyone who entered the border illegally....The raids, which Trump said will begin Sunday, have been roundly condemned by Democrats and civil rights groups. The administration's removal efforts will include "collateral" deportations, or "immigrants who happened to be on the scene, even though they were not targets of the raids," according to The New York Times, which first reported the impending raids. - July 12, 2019
  • On July 11, 2019, the New York Times reported that nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, July 14.

Announcements About Enforcement in Regions Impacted by Tropical Storm Barry

  • On July 11, 2019, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell retweeted a message from @NOLAReady, the city's emergency preparedness campaign, that states, "The @CityOfNOLA has confirmed with @ICEgov in #NOLA that immigration enforcement will be temporarily suspended through the weekend in the #Barry impacted areas of Louisiana & Mississippi. Make all storm preparations to stay safe regardless of your immigration status. #NOLAReady"
    • The @CityOfNOLA has confirmed with @ICEgov in #NOLA that immigration enforcement will be temporarily suspended through the weekend in the #Barry impacted areas of Louisiana & Mississippi. Make all storm preparations to stay safe regardless of your immigration status. #NOLAReady
  • DHS confirmed via a statement issued on July 12, 2019, that “there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.”

Additional Reports of Raids from June 22–23, 2019

  • Media outlets have reported that ICE will begin large-scale enforcement actions on Sunday, June 23, 2019, against migrant family units with final orders of removal. It's been reported that ICE will be targeting up to 2,000 family units with removal orders in the following ten locations: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York City; and San Francisco. EOIR started expedited the docketing of family unit cases in these 10 cities on November 16, 2018. See EOIR Policy Memo 19-04: Tracking and Expedition of "Family Unit" Cases.
  • Per the Miami Herald - June 22, 2019: "Sources told the Miami Herald that among those to be targeted first would be: minors who came into the U.S. without their parents and have since turned 18; people who were ordered removed in absentia; and people who missed a court hearing and did not respond to letters mailed to their homes by the Department of Justice."
  • Per NPR - June 22, 2019: "The roundups are targeted at recently arrived migrant families whose cases were fast-tracked by the Justice Department after being sent final deportation orders from a judge and failing to show up for court." And " ICE sent letters to more than 2,000 of these migrants in February, demanding that they report to immigration authorities or leave the country."

National Resources:

CLINIC: Emergency Planning for Immigrant Families: A 50-State Resource

  • This resource includes state-by-state links to information regarding guardianship and powers of attorney, as well as links to state bar and consular support services.
    CREECRights of Detained Immigrants with Disabilities
    • CREEC is investigating systemic discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. CREEC is available to offer technical assistance to anyone working with a person with disabilities - including discussing whether your client’s condition would meet the definition of disability.
      Southern Poverty Law Center: If your loved one is detained in one of these immigrant detention centers (Stewart Detention Center, Irwin County Detention Center, Folkston ICE Processing Center, LaSalle Detention Center, or Pine Prairie Detention Center) and they do not have an immigration lawyer, you may request our legal services.

Local Raids Response Hotlines and Contact Information:

Atlanta | Baltimore/Washington, D.C. | Chicago | Denver | Houston | Los Angeles and San Diego | Miami | New Jersey | New Orleans | Nevada | New York City | San Francisco | Washington

Detention Resources:

Procedures to File an Administrative Complaint:

Attorney Resources:

Practice Advisories:

Sample Motions:

Specialized Toolkits:


Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19062731.