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Resources for Responding to Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids

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This page includes a variety of resources to assist members in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids, and representing individual clients who were subjected to a raid.

Executive Orders and DHS Memos

Communication Resources for AILA Members

Tools to facilitate AILA member communication and response to large-scale enforcement actions and raids.

Detention Resources

These resources provide information about locating clients apprehended by ICE and ICE detention standards.

Know Your Rights

AILA provides Know Your Rights handouts for several scenarios in English and Spanish.


Government forms for use in raids-related activities.

  • Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative (USCIS)
  • Form EOIR-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Immigration Court (EOIR)
  • Form I-246, Application for a Stay of Deportation or Removal (ICE)


Raids-related motions and federal court petitions.

These materials are made available with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

  • Motion For Bond and Request for Bond Hearing (115)
  • Motion for Joseph Hearing (120)
  • Motion to Reopen and Terminate In Absentia Removal Proceedings (184)
  • Verified Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (224)
  • Emergency Motion for a Stay (260)
  • Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (Temporary Stay While Motion for Stay is Pending) (261)

If you are interested in obtaining additional sample motions, briefs, and memos, purchase AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox (7th Ed. ). The following Table of Contents lists all of the documents contained in AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox.

AILA Practice Resources

Below is a sampling of AILA's resources for members representing individuals targeted in enforcement actions:

For a broader selection of AILA's removal and litigation resources, see our full spectrum of publications, conferences, and other resources on Agora.

Practice Advisories

American Immigration Council practice advisories for lawyers representing individuals targeted in enforcement actions.

For clients in immigration court proceedings: For clients subject to orders of removal: For clients subject to summary removal procedures: To access information that the government has about your client:
  • FOIA for Immigration Lawyers explains how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, identifies the types of information that are exempt under the Act, and outlines the administrative and federal court remedies available when a request has been partially or fully denied.
  • Dent v. Holder and Strategies for Obtaining Documents from the Government During Removal Proceedings offers suggestions and strategies for making document requests pursuant to the mandatory access law and due process, both in the Ninth Circuit, where Dent v. Holder is binding, and outside the Ninth Circuit.
  • The Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine: FOIA and Petitions for Review explains why DHS cannot employ the fugitive disentitlement doctrine to deny FOIA requests and ways to challenge such denials. It also describes specific scenarios where courts of appeals invoke the doctrine to dismiss petitions for review, and offers arguments that individuals may use to challenge the application of the doctrine.

Executive Orders and DHS Memos:

Please see AILA's page, Executive Actions Issued on the Border and Interior Enforcement, for additional documents relating to the two Executive Orders signed on 1/25/17, relating the border and interior enforcement.

Government Statements and ICE Fact Sheets:

Other Resources:

Miscellaneous materials to aid in raids-related work.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17031533.