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Representing Immigrant Defendants in New York, 5th Edition

Over 20 percent of New York State residents are foreign-born, according to the U.S. Census, and many are non-citizens who may be easily subject to detention and deportation for criminal convictions. Through a well-organized explanation and analysis of the relevant law – along with our renowned two-page “Immigration Consequences of Crimes Summary Checklist” and 12 appendices for quick reference – the 2011 edition of our manual offers detailed, practical, straightforward, and up-to-date information to help defense attorneys:

  • Comply with Padilla obligations when representing non-citizen clients
  • Identify potential immigration consequences of specific New York dispositions
  • Strategize ways to avoid adverse immigration consequences in criminal cases.

Price: $160 (includes shipping)

$100 for public defenders, 18-B attorneys and nonprofits(Discounts available for bulk orders)

To order, please either:

  • Complete this form and mail it with your payment by check or money order to Fund for the City of New York-Immigrant Defense Project, 28 West 39th St., Suite 501, New York, NY 10018, OR
  • Order by credit card below via PayPal

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**IDP is committed to supporting immigrants fight deportation. Help us provide a valuable resource to immigrants in detention facilities throughout the country. Donate today so we can provide manuals for immigrant detainees! (Please donate $100 for each manual)**

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Training Materials from November 2, 2013 Crimes and Immigration Seminar 60$


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*Updated July 2013!* The All-in-One Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests

The National Immigration Project, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the Immigrant Defense Project, the Washington Defenders Association, and the National Immigration Law Center have produced a resource for organizers and advocates to prevent deportations in our communities: The All-in-One-Guide_to_Defeating_ICE_Hold_Requests (Spanish version also available). This Guide aims to help communities better understand how immigration enforcement works, and ways to to engage with local police  and policymakers to pass laws and policies against hold requests. It includes organizing suggestions, details about ICE hold requests and how they work, legal and policy analyses, messaging advice, and sample materials.

Padilla Popular Education Materials

Padilla PosterIDP, with support from The Opportunity Agenda, has produced Padilla popular education materials. The poster was designed by community activist and artist Favianna Rodriguez, and will be displayed in corrections facilities along with police precincts, criminal court clerks’ offices, and community based organizations. We also created brochures in English and Spanish explaining the Padilla decision and encouraging immigrants to talk to their criminal defense attorneys or IDP about possible immigration consequences from contact with the criminal justice system. Please contact Marlene Boussous via email if you would like us to send you posters and brochures.

Deportation 101 Manual

Our highly-acclaimed manual offers basics on the detention and deportation system and provides guidance on how to organize communities directly impacted by deportation. Created by community organizers, legal experts, and advocates, this manual helps immigrant families, loved ones, and communities to understand and develop individual and community responses to this system – inside and outside the courts. We have used this curriculum to train thousands of advocates, service providers, and immigrant community leaders. Available in English and Spanish.

Report on Detention and Deportation Practices in NYC

In July 2012, IDP along with New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and Families for Freedom, released “Insecure Communities, Devastated Families: New Data on Immigrant Detention and Deportation Practices in New York City.” In the wake of growing deportation programs such as the recently-activated “Secure Communities” initiative, this new report sheds light on the precise ways in which current detention and deportation practices are wreaking havoc on New York City immigrants and their communities. The deportation system is devastating families by not only threatening to exile their loved ones, but also often forcing immigrants to fight their cases for years while locked up in far-away immigration jails.