Welcoming Community Laws

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice works to pass ordinances and bylaws in local towns and cities that provide protection for immigrants.

These protections entail:

  • equal treatment under law
  • limits on inquiries about immigration status by local officials
  • the right to participate in social programs without risking deportation
  • no arrests based on ICE detainer warrants
  • local officials cannot provide ICE with info about immigrants that is not available in public records
  • no local officials will act as ICE officials
  • town or city agrees to report ICE activity at city council meetings

These measures provide a safety-net for immigrants under law that makes towns and cities more habitable places for all people who live there.