Our mission is to defend & advance the rights & opportunities
of low-income immigrants and their family members.
Two NILC reports drawn from information obtained from the federal government:
DEPORTATION WITHOUT DUE PROCESS: The U.S. Has Used Its "Stipulated Removal" Program to Deport More Than 160,000 Noncitizens Without Hearings Before Immigration Judges
A BROKEN SYSTEM: Confidential Reports Reveal Failures in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers
Administrative Relief & Prosecutorial DiscretionIncludes information about how the Obama administration could use executive authority to stop deportations.
PEP (Priority Enforcement Program), “Secure Communities,” 287(g), and Related Programs
Stateside Provisional Waiver of 3- or 10-year Bar for Unlawful Presence
Victims of Crime | U Visas
Other Administrative Initiatives
Action & Advocacy Resources
Much attention is focused on the possibility that federal immigration reform legislation being considered in Congress will resolve many of the problems created by our broken immigration system. In the meantime, however, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has many practical options for ensuring that its detention and deportation system does not separate families and force the removal of the members of our communities who, ultimately, should benefit from federal immigration reform legislation. DHS should do three things . . . .