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.