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Cases and Projects -- Academic Year 2014-2015

Center’s Response to the Immigration Raid in State College

On June 12, 2014, agents from Homeland Security Investigation (HSI*) and other law enforcement agencies conducted an immigration raid of several Asian restaurants in State College. Subsequently, a dozen people were apprehended and detained. During the 2014-15 academic year, the Center will be involved in responding to the aftermath of the raid through community outreach and education and individual representation.

For more information on the raid:

Lori Falce, Feds raid State College area Asian restaurants, target undocumented workers, Centre Daily Times, June 12, 2014, available at 

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Their View | Raids, rights and the rule of law, Centre Daily Times, June 24, 2014, available at 

Lori Falce, Penn State law students work on complex immigration issues, Centre Daily Times, July 8, 2014, available at

Community Resources (will be updated periodically) 


National Immigration Project of the Lawyers Guild, Know Your Rights — Learn How to Protect You and Your Family during Immigration Raids, February 2008, available at 

University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic, Frequently Asked Questions: Expedited Removal, Reinstatement of Removal and Administrative Removal Proceedings, available at  

National Immigration Project of the Lawyers Guild, Pre Raid Community Safety Plan, March 8, 2007, available at 

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, What to Do If You Are In Expedited Removal or Reinstatement of Removal, October 2011, available at 


Legal Aid Center Justicia, ¿Qué Hacer Ante las Redadas de Inmigración?, disponible en 
*HSI is a department within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). HSI is responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States. More information available at: