Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

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Compiled List of Know Your Rights/Community & Family Preparedness materials

USCCB video resources (English & Spanish)

Includes videos for families of unaccompanied children.

Specialized Toolkits

How to Find a Detainee & Information on Filing a Complaint

  • ICE Online Detainee Locator System: English Spanish
  • ICE Detention Facility Locator:
  • You can file a complaint with the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Include the G-28 or release form from the child (and sponsor) with the CRCL complaint at: Web Form, Email CRCL, or fax a complaint at 202-401-4708. Here is a flow chart on the Civil Rights Complaint process.
  • Families, attorneys, and social service providers can also contact ICE Field Offices about any family separation concerns (in particular primary caregivers) or completing this form. Always reference “Parental Interests Inquiry.” If no response, call the DRIL hotline: 1-888-351-4024
  • If you believe a child is in imminent risk call the state Child Protective Services agency where the child resides.

How to Report Enforcement Actions to Advocacy Organizations

  • CLINIC’s Service Provider Reporting Form for Tracking Enforcement Against Families of Unaccompanied Children
  • United We Dream has a hotline where families can call in to report raids/enforcement actions: 1-844-363-1423
  • AILA reporting form for tracking confirmed large-scale enforcement actions/raids happening in your community.

Case Preparedness

  • KIND Memo to Pro Bono Attorneys on Case Preparation for Enforcement Activities
  • CLINIC & Public Counsel Practice Advisory on “Working with Child Clients and Their Family Members in Light of the Trump Administration’s Focus on ‘Smugglers’”
  • NIJC FAQson the Immigration Executive Orders
  • AILA resources for responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids

Help for Sponsors Facing Federal Criminal Charges

  • NIJC’s Defenders Initiative(support on immigration consequences for criminal cases)
  • Individuals can also contact their local federal public defender if they are contacted about an ICE/HSI interview involving criminal allegations.There are 81 authorized federal defender organizations serving 91 of the 94 federal judicial districts. A list of offices can be found here.