For the past 20 years, Immigrant Defense Project has been a leader in what has come to be known as “crimmigration law,” the legal terrain at the intersection of of immigration and criminal justice law. Through litigation, advocacy, and education efforts, IDP’s team has amassed an unrivaled depth and breadth of expertise across a wide range of legal and policy issues concerning immigrants who have contact with the criminal justice system.
IDP’s team of attorneys and advocates have extensive media experience and are available to answer questions and to walk journalists through individual immigrants’ cases.
To arrange an interview or request assistance with a story, please contact communications director Julian Brookes at 646.762.8427 or at julian[at]immdefense[dot]org.
Please see below for articles written by IDP staffers, media mentions, and a collection of briefs on key issues.
News & Commentary
- Angie Junck, Paromita Shah, Alisa Wellek: 20 Years Ago Today, This Terrible Law Set the Foundation for Mass Detention and Deportatio (Colorlines)
- Angie Junck (Immigrant Justice Network): The “Dangerous” Immigrant: Confronting Our Implicit Bia (Huffington Post)
- Mizue Aizeki: No Matter the Target, Immigration Raids Are Inhumane (Huffington Post)
- Mizue Aizeki: U.S. Immigrant-Detention Policy Is Not Justified (CQ Researcher)
- Andrew Wachtenheim: Judges Call for Curb on Immigration Detention, Administration Should Listen — and Act (Huffington Post)
- Deportation and Families
- Bars to Deportation Relief Under DACA and DAPA
- Deportation and Judicial Discretion
- Deportation and Human RightsDeportation and Gangs
- Deportation and Domestic Violence
- Deportation and Due Process
- Deportation and Drug Convictions
- Deportation and the Meaning of “Conviction”
- Deportation and Asylum and Refugee Status
- Deportation and the Meaning of “Aggravated Felony”